Living with inflammatory bowel disease can be challenging. The term refers to two conditions – ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – which share very similar symptoms.
Did you know that millions of microorganisms live in and on your body… so many, in fact, that certain scientists call them our “second genome”? Their genes outnumber ours by 150 to one and some scientists even consider them to be another one of our organs.
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.
Researchers who conducted the largest ever genetic study into inflammatory bowel disease have identified a genetic variant that doubles a person’s risk of developing ulcerative colitis. This exciting discovery is helping scientists move closer to understanding what causes the chronic condition and opens up new possibilities for more effective treatment…
People under 50 with bowel cancer often face lengthy delays being diagnosed, significantly reducing their chances of survival. Now, a new risk assessment tool aims to help GPs determine which patients need further tests by predicting their risk of bowel cancer based on their symptoms.
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…
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.