Crohns Disease

Living With Mild Crohn's: My Fortunate Story

Stuart Fagg | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week is just about as important for the diseases as the treatments. Known as the 'invisible illnesses', both hide away i...

Five Ways You Can Help Someone Suffering With Ulcerative Colitis

Kate Crudgington | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Crudgington

If you're unfamiliar with UC, it's a chronic and unpredictable bowel disease (often mistaken for IBS) which can vary in severity and symptoms from patient to patient. The symptoms are gross and painful, but the disease itself is almost invisible. Whilst I look remarkably well, I'm actually screaming on the inside (kind of like Rose at the beginning of Titanic).

Asda's New Disabled Toilet Sign Praised By Those With 'Invisible' Illnesses

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Asda has been commended for updating its disabled toilet signs with something far more inclusive. The supermarket chain’s new and improved sign read...

Teen With Crohn's Disease Shares Powerful Message For Other Patients

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager with Crohn's disease has shared photos of her scars and ileostomy bag in order to inspire other patients to be body confident. Aimee Rousk...

Eight Ways to Naturally Detox Your Gut

Jenna Downes | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Detox' is one of the most overused words in our vocabulary at the moment: I see it attached to everything from smoothies to foot stickers to overpriced supplements. Unfortunately, we're so far removed from it that so many of us want a quick fix and engage in all kind of crazy diets and potions in a bid to 'cleanse' that many of us don't know what it actually means- giving it a terrible reputation!

Crohn's Sufferer Proudly Shows Colostomy Bag In Bikini Photos

Caters News | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman is showing off her bikini body after a lifesaving operation left her with a colostomy bag. Heather Grant, 23, from St Helens, Merseyside, was...

10 Problems of IBD That Nobody Talks About

Jenna Downes | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I have to plan for every possibility with this disease: extra food? Check. medication in hand luggage and in suitcase? Check. Printed list of nearest hospital in case I suddenly go from remission to a flare-up by the time I land? Check. You don't even want to see the size of my hand luggage.

15 Things Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You About IBD (But Really Should!)

Jenna Downes | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

With World IBD Day fast approaching (it's on May 19th) here are 15 things that your doctor doesn't tell you about IBD (but really, really should!)

Got IBS? Six Things You NEED to Know

Jenna Downes | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

I hope this post has given you a better idea of the other gut health issues that exist outside and alongside IBS. It is great that more people are speaking out and raising awareness of IBS; let's make sure together that IBS isn't just a label doled out doctors but a recognized condition that is diagnosed by properly excluding other causes.

Why This Crohn's Sufferer Is On A Mission To S*** In The Shard

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Paul Silver is due to have his large bowel removed later this month. But that's not going to stop him from enjoying his last few days of pooing freely...

Why Chronic Illness Is Not a Competition

Jenna Downes | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

As I mentioned in my last blog rant; our own journeys are the ones that are the most important. It doesn't do us any good in being with competition with each other when the real battle we should be focusing on is only thing that really matters: the fight for good health.

Magician Dynamo On Showing Childhood Bullies Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

He's famous for walking across the River Thames and levitating above The Shard, but magician Dynamo has been making "the impossible possible" since he...

Why Celebrities Aren't the Best Role Models When It Comes to Our Health

Jenna Downes | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Understandably, sufferers were quick to correct the former TOWIE star, since IBD, like all autoimmune diseases is chronic and, as a result, incurable. Yes, we may enjoy many years of remission if we're lucky but IBD is a disease that is always really lurking in the background.

IBD in the Media: Why We Need Education, Not Sensationalism

Jenna Downes | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

The stories that feature in the media lately range from the dangerous misinformed to the intentionally comical (at least that's the desired effect; I'm certainly not laughing!) Here's 5 misrepresentation of IBD that I've spotted in the media recently...

Six Ways In Which Chronic Illness Changes Your Body Image

Jenna Downes | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Downes

Like many other sufferers of chronic illnesses- a perfect body would be one that was working in order and didn't seem to have a meltdown at a moment's notice. Having a long-term illness (for me it's Crohn's Disease) can completely change the way we see our body: from something that could do with losing a few pounds to something which makes us question everything around us.

People Are Sharing What It's Like To Live With Crohn's And Colitis

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People are raising awareness for Crohn's Disease And Colitis Awareness Week by posting their experience to social media, using the hashtag #7daysofIBD...

This Man Has A Powerful Message To Share About Invisible Illnesses

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man has published an incredibly brave and personal post explaining why people should think before they judge him for using disabled facilities. S...

'Suffering The Silence' Photo Project Raises Awareness Of Invisible Chronic Illnesses

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When the symptoms of an illness are hidden from view, the true plight of sufferers can often be forgotten by others. A photo project titled Sufferi...

People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Speak Out About 'Invisible' Struggles

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It can be impossible to tell when another person is suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), due to the fact that symptoms are largely interna...

Women With Crohn's Bravely Show Stoma Bags In Sexy Calendar

SWNS | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of women with Crohn's disease have stripped off for a lingerie calendar to end the stigma around stoma bags. The calendar girls have all un...

Student's Brave Colostomy Bag Selfie Is Helping Sufferers Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Luke Bennett is a 20-year-old student with ulcerative colitis - a form of inflammatory bowl disease - which hospitalised him for days, until he had a ...

Brave Mum Is Fighting The Stigma Over Crohn's Disease With Style

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mum-of-two is being praised across the world after posing in her bikini with a stoma on show and posting the picture online. Marcia Paterson, 40,...

Why People With Colostomy Bags And Scars Are Saying #GetYourBellyOut

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First former model and Crohn's disease sufferer Bethany Townsend proudly showed off her colostomy bag wearing a bikini, then bodybuilder and ulcerativ...

This Model's Colostomy Bag Photo Has Inspired Hundreds Of Others

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Last week a former model struck down by Crohn’s disease became an internet hit after posing in a bikini with her colostomy bag in full view. Beth...

'I Won't Let The Crohn's Control Me Anymore': Inspirational Model Shows Off Bikini Body AND Colostomy Bags (PICTURES)

Caters News Agency | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A former model struck down by Crohn’s disease plans to return to the profession after bravely posing for pictures which exposed her colostomy bags. ...