Ceoliac Disease in Children 

All our nutrition consultations are done via our telehealth online platform and app.  Wherever you are, you can speak to our expert childrens dietitians & nutritionists.

 

Our process is simple 

1. You book an initial consultation

 2. You activate your practice better account (our online software) 

3.  We send you the pre-assessment forms

4. You will receive an email with your zoom link

5. You meet your dietitian. 

Ceoliac disease is an autoimmune condition in which your body reacts poorly to gluten.

Gluten is a type of protein that is found in many grains. These include 

  •  wheat

  •  durum

  •  spelt

  • kamut

  •  barley

  •  bulgar

  •  rye

When you have celiac disease, gluten damages your small intestine and prevents your body from properly absorbing nutrients from the foods you eat. If left untreated, ceoliac disease may lead to other health problems such as nutrient deficiencies. It is not uncommon for someone with celiac disease to experience folate, iron, calcium, vitamin D or protein deficiency.

SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS FOR CHILDREN INCLUDE:

  • Diarrhea and/or constipation

  • Pain in the abdomen

  • Malnutrition – this can include things such as anemia, issues with teeth, failure to thrive, developmental delays or problems with growth

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Irritability

  • Behavioural issues

In order to check for the presence of celiac disease, your doctor may order blood tests to determine if there is a high level of IgA antibody present. This antibody level rises because of your body’s autoimmune response to gluten. You may be required to consume gluten until the test is completed in order for the test to accurately check for these antibodies. Your doctor may request additional testing for the diagnosis of celiac disease such as a small bowel biopsy. This procedure can help confirm the presence of celiac disease in the small intestine. Alternatively, your doctor may advise you to try a gluten-free diet to see if your symptoms resolve.

How our expert paediatric dietitian's can help you ;

  • Meal planning

  • Food options

  • Clear up any confusion

  • Gluten free recipes

  • Appropriate supplementation

  • Recipe modifications 

  • Reading nutrition labels 

  • Following appropriate protocol for Ceoliac disease 

  • Educate you on the current gluten free market 

  • Navigate eating out on a gluten free diet 

Initial consultations are 60 minutes and together you and your paediatric dietitian will take into consideration your child's medical history, current feeding patterns, challenges, dietary needs, medications and preferences. 

After your consultation you will receive detailed individualised advice and recommendations for your child. All reports and documentation will be shared via your personal secure account.

Follow ups will be arranged by your paediatric dietitian. 

What to expect 

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Book Now 

01

Click here to book an initial consultation in a time that suites you 

02

An email will be sent to activate your telehealth portal. You can also download the ‘better by practice better’ app , and log in with your details 

03

Complete the pre-assessment form and terms and conditions 

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Join the 1-1 consultation via the zoom link provided on the telehealth platform. Here you will meet your dietitian.

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