Hello Coeliac Men!
We wanted to write a short blog post just for you. As you've probably noticed on most of the online Coeliac Forums there always seems to be a high percentage of Women to Men. Is it really true that Coeliac Disease affects more Women than Men*? Or is it just that Women are more inclined to visit their GPs and to talk about their worries and symptoms online more than Men? Well that's where you can help us bust some myths. Tell us what Coeliac life is like for you. Do you find some aspects of GF harder as you're a man? Or do you think too much is made of male versus Coeliac symptoms?
We'd like you to comment on this blog by saying 'Hi' and just jotting down a few points based on these:
1.What were your worst Coeliac Symptoms?
2.How did you get diagnosed?
3.How long (with hindsight) do you think you had Coeliac symptoms for ?
4.Did you discuss your symptoms with your friends, partner, family before seeing your GP?
5.What's been the hardest lifestyle adjustment for you since diagnosis?
6.What's the best thing about being a gluten free man?
7.Tell us what you'd like us to blog about in particular?
If you'd rather just comment on the [Big question] feature instead that's fine. We're just keen to get members to break the ice so we can all share our Coeliac perspectives and encourage discussions and GF health tips on this site.
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Don't forget to click on the [Compare your Hospital] feature.
Just answer a few questions and details and you'll be entered into the site's competition to win an iPod Touch! Just imagine the handy apps and music you could load that up with. Like this handy app with all the 'Celiac Travel cards' on for eating out abroad:
See:*Gender and Clinical presentation of Coeliac Disease Study, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/857...