Psoriasis and dandruff are the lesser known but irritating side effects of coeliac disease - for which New Zealand has one of the highest rates globally and a leading brand of hair formulations is offering the gluten-free community some welcome respite.
Mediceuticals specialist scalp and hair loss formulations proved extremely popular at for those suffering from psoriasis and associated scalp conditions.
Dandruff is a side effect of coeliac disease not many people know about.
Mediceuticals NZ Ltd spokesperson, Geoff Grace says when the digestive system is out of balance, scalp and skin can also show sensitivity.
“For some people a flaky, itchy scalp can be a socially worrying health problem associated with coeliac disease. Our natural plant-based dermatological products have provided welcome relief to coeliac sufferers with scalp concerns.”
There are an estimated 14,000 undiagnosed cases of coeliac disease in New Zealand.
“Both genetic and environmental factors play important roles in coeliac disease and those who attended the recent Gluten Free Food and Allergy shows in Auckland were a very health-focused, educated audience actively seeking solutions for their health concerns,” says Geoff.
“They quickly understood how Mediceuticals products worked and were excited about the benefits we could offer coeliac disease sufferers who struggle with psoriasis and other scalp and skin conditions.”
To find out more about Mediceuticals visit www.mediceuticals.co.nz.
To find out more about the Christchurch Gluten Free Food and Allergy show visit www.glutenallergy.co.nz.