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Colitis and Crohns

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.

What Is A Fistula & How Does It Affect Me

Fistulas are usually caused by injury or surgery, they may also form after an infection has led to severe inflammation. Inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are examples of conditions that lead to…

Muneeb Akhtar – My Crohn’s Disease Story

After months of suffering, Muneeb was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in October 2016, aged 19 years old. Here, Muneeb talks to us about his Crohn’s journey so far and how he has coped with his condition.

Invisible Illnesses: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Invisible illnesses are often the subject of much confusion – the term covers a vast array of conditions, including the entirety of mental health. With the advent of the internet and social media, more information is available and people…

Your Guide To Misdiagnosis Of Bowel Conditions

Being diagnosed with a bowel condition is a life-changing experience, and most are simply relieved to have a diagnosis and a direction to follow for treatment. But what if you’re several months or years down the line with treatment and…

Get 10% OFF Home Stool Test Kit

How Home Stool Test Kits Can Save Lives Today, many people lead such busy lifestyles that health all-too-often gets pushed to the back burner. A person experiencing a pressing health issue might ignore it in favor of continuing their…

How To Change A Stoma Bag

You can change your stoma bag as often as you feel you need to. If you have a colostomy and wear a closed bag you will most likely change your pouch after every bowel movement - approximately between 1 to 3 times a day. If you have an…

Stoma Reversal

What is a stoma reversal? A stoma is formed by bringing a loop of bowel (from the colon to form a colostomy or from the small bowel to form an ileostomy) to the surface of the abdomen. A pouch is then worn over the top of the stoma to…

Real Life Stories – Lauraine

Lauraine has IBD, which has resulted in an ileostomy and she also suffers from endometriosis and an enterocutaneous fistula. Here, Lauraine tells us her story and how she is learning to live with her illness.

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Stoma Surgery

What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of…

Living with Crohn’s Disease

Benjamin King, star of Disney Channel's hit TV series Liv and Maddie, helps others, especially kids, learn to live well with Crohn's disease. He spoke with NIH MedlinePlus magazine about his own long journey with this condition. To read…