Spreading the word in Tasmania Local Champion, Melita Griffin, campaigned for the appointment of an IBD nurse at the Royal…
Having an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease, has its challenges. Many of the challenges may be more physical, such as bowel may be more physical, such as bowel discomfort and urgency, lack of appetite, and general malaise and fatigue.
fe with IBD can often mean a constantly changing body. From weight change due to medication or flare ups, to surgery scars, to side effects that you never could have anticipated, the way you relate to your body can be intimately tied to your diagnosis.
If you are in the middle of a flare-up or hit by a wave of fatigue, exercising might be the last thing you feel like doing.
It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon and your day has been like any other – working, studying, meeting friends, spending time with your family – when that all-too-familiar wave of exhaustion washes over you.
Finding a way to explain a chronic illness to people can be a frustrating process. From the outside, you can look perfectly healthy as you get on with your daily tasks, or be laughing along with everyone else.
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend the 2015 ECCO conference held in Barcelona.
A few ways to make a loved one with IBD feel safe and supported
You may notice that as stress increases in your life, so does your disease activity, or vice-versa: an increase in disease activity can lead to more stress.
Greg Hunt MP that the Commonwealth Government will invest $2 million in the implementation of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) National Action Plan.
More and more young people are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and lack access to multi-disciplinary IBD care, reveals the first-ever IBD patient experience research.