Both conditions can have similar symptoms, including diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, mouth ulcers, stomach pain and bloating.
The symptoms appear after consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and in many foods they’re used for, including bread, pasta, sauces and cereals, as well as goodies like cakes, biscuits and pizzas.
The only way to find out whether you’ve got coeliac disease or gluten intolerance (sometimes called non-coeliac gluten sensitivity) is to see a doctor. Remember, it’s always best to speak to a professional, rather than self-diagnose, as you may need to have tests to rule out other things. Plus, if you do have coeliac disease, it’s vital you get the right treatment and advice. But in the meantime, here are some pointers to explain the differences between the two.