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Diabetes Week

This week is Diabetes Week and Diabetes UK are working to raise awareness of the condition and demolish some of the myths and stigmas that are associated with the disease. Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels rise…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Having toilet issues can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety If we have a physical illness most of us wouldn’t think twice about contacting a doctor to remedy this, however those who are suffering emotionally or mentally are…

World Kidney Day

Today is World Kidney Day! How much do you know about your kidneys? These two fist shaped beans do more than you think. What happens though when your kidneys don’t work as should? Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects over 3 million people…

Share Your Story – Tara’s Story

Tara has agreed to share her story with the Bladder and Bowel Community. Tara has a combination of rare conditions, which have led to her experiencing painful bladder symptoms. In April 2012, Tara woke up one morning with excruciating…

World Cancer Day, A Letter To My Cancer

Dear Cancer, It has been just over four years since you came into my life, but you had been silently ripping your way through my bowel for years before that. You spread further and further causing me pain and bleeding. …

Running To Raise Awareness of IBS

Jeff at the Gloucester Half Marathon. Image by Imagination Photography. Jeff Finnie, aged 51, from Swindon is running 20 half marathons in 20 months and one marathon, starting with the Gloucester Half Marathon this month and ending…

My IBD Story – Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

This week is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic, incurable autoimmune disease that mainly attacks your bowel. To raise awareness of these crippling…

Crohn’s and Colitis Week

Student Film makers aim to raise awareness of invisible illnesses like inflammatory bowel disease this Crohn's and Colitis Week with empowering ostomy film.