Coeliacs Disease Nursing Care Plan



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Coeliacs Disease Nursing Care Plan

Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, and other similar proteins found in rye, barley and oats. When damaged and inflamed, the lining of the stomach is unable to absorb food properly, which often causes diarrhoea, malnutrition and anaemia.

Other possible symptoms include mouth ulcers, vomiting and abdominal pain. There is no cure for coeliac disease, but following a gluten-free diet for life can control it. This allows the damaged stomach lining to recover and nutrients can then be absorbed normally again and symptoms can disappear. A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D and regular weight-bearing exercise are essential to help prevent osteoporosis from developing.

Coeliac disease is more common among people with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, osteoporosis, ulcerative colitis and epilepsy. The condition runs in families. It is essential to consult a dietician to understand which foods are gluten-free fruit, vegetables, fresh meat, fish, cheese, eggs, and milk, and which foods contain wheat, barley and rye. The latter should be avoided or replaced with products such as rice or corn flour.

The Care Plan sets out a clear explanation of the resident’s issue, and will guide the nurse or carer through the process of preparing a comprehensive, individual person centred Care Plan.

Coeliacs Disease Nursing Care Plan Features:

Identifies the signs and symptoms

Details a comprehensive plan of care

Identifies the possible complications


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