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bowel conditions

Diverticulitis

What is Diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is an inflammation of one or more diverticulum, which are pockets that form in the smooth wall of the intestine. The reason that diverticulitis develops has not been entirely confirmed, but it is…

IBS and Food

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a chronic relapsing and often lifelong disorder involving a collection of symptoms, which vary from person to person. This is a guide to what to look out for and how you can better manage IBS.

Having a stoma saved my life

As part of #stomaweek, Keith Thomas, 59 from Llanelli shares his story on how his stoma ‘Homer’ gave him a new lease of life and how he’s never been happier since his diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. We'd like to thank Keith for sharing his…

Continence FAQs

If you are experiencing continence issues, or someone you know is, these frequently asked questions may help you in understanding what help is available. If you would like to speak to someone discreetly, you can access our Continence Advice…

Megacolon and Slow Digestive Transit – Anne’s Story

Bladder & Bowel Community member, Anne Fairhurst shares her experiences of living with Megacolon and Slow Digestive Transit; how she became diagnosed with the condition, and how it has affected her life. We'd like to thank Anne for…

SAVE LIVES, Grow a Beard this December.

Bowel Cancer UK has launched its annual Decembeard campaign aimed at raising awareness and vital funds into the research of life-saving treatments for bowel cancer. Taking part in Decembeard is so easy. All you have to do it ditch…

Damascus Patient Study Day

Are you affected by diverticulitis? Would you be interested in helping to shape the treatment and support that is available for those who have diverticulitis? The DAMASCUS study aims at improving the outcomes for those who suffer…

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…

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.