Changing Lives with Coeliac Research
Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in coeliac diagnosis, along with other autoimmune diseases.
With 80% of cases undiagnosed, finding less invasive testing methods to accurately diagnose the disease and understanding the triggers for its development are crucial.
Wesley Medical Research is committed to undertaking research initiatives that will help discover new ways to diagnose, treat and manage Coeliac Disease.
Coeliac disease symptoms can be varied and challenging to diagnose. The new point-of-care test, a quick pin-prick method, is currently being explored at Wesley Medical Research with the generous support of the Thorsen Foundation.
The impact of this testing could lead to a simpler, faster diagnosis at the GP practice – an important step in preventing further complications from the auto-immune disease which is triggered by gluten.
Currently, there is no cure for Coeliac Disease. The only medical treatment is to follow a strict gluten-free diet for life.
After taking a drop of blood and waiting just ten minutes, Holly Evans received a clear result. Holly, 23, became involved in the family coeliac