How do you cope with the embarrassment of Crohn’s Disease? It’s an understandable anxiety and one that we hear often in our consulting room. There is no doubt that the condition produces a range of symptoms that can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing.
People often confuse IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). It’s easy to see why. They sound the same and some of the symptoms are the same – stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation. But they are actually very different conditions, with very different causes and treatments.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than 300,000 people in the UK, but this is believed to be an underestimate as it is thought that many people who have the condition are undiagnosed.
Around 10 million people across the world live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Fifty countries across five continents now take part in World IBD Day (May 19) to raise awareness of this life-changing disease. There is no cure for IBD and we are not even certain of the cause. Unless you have the condition it can…
Having a digestive disorder can be a double whammy. Not only do you feel unwell but you can also feel uncomfortable discussing your symptoms. But we’re here to tell you that digestive disorders are very common and there are treatments available that can help.
Stem cells are the body’s natural ‘renew and repair’ cells. When someone develops a severe inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s, the body’s immune system starts to attack itself. Transplanting stem cells may help people with the disease by encouraging the immune system to “reset” itself.