Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The British magician – who tested positive for Covid-19 last month – said he was being "checked out" by medics after the flare-up.
The number of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Crohn's and colitis is increasing dramatically, studies have found. But what could be behind it?
Here's what you need to know.
"I know I’m allowed to use them, but people can be so cruel.”
But HOW did it get there?
'It truly is a hidden disease.'
Approximately 146,000 people in the UK are dealing with a hidden condition that causes their daily life to be more difficult
Maybe you've said it because you have felt the embarrassment that comes from the things we don't like to discuss, the things that worry us but we cannot talk about, the things we cannot bring ourselves to say to our partners, our family or even our GP.
This blog post has been in the pipeline for a few weeks now. Well, since my gastro consultant told me for the first time in my entire life that I'm in 'clinical remission' from my Crohn's Disease. Big announcement. Big two words - two words I wasn't expecting to hear... at all.
'Sadly and very embarrassingly she had an accident.'
A mum has shared how she was “absolutely disgusted” when staff at a White Stuff store refused to let her daughter, who has
I wouldn't be the strong, empathetic, open-minded, make-the-most-of-everyday kind of person that I am. When I talk to people about my illness, I am very often met with confusion or pity. You should know that you shouldn't feel pity, because I don't either. This is my life now, and it's a bloody good one at that.
Over the last few years, there has undoubtedly been more coverage in the media about IBD than ever before, but unfortunately, much of the information that gets shared is not factual and often misleading. It is our job to set the record straight! It is on days like today that you will see across the World Wide Web, a flurry of activity from the IBD community, as we unite as one big team of IBD Superheroes to share our stories.
Don't give up on your friend who cancels plans last minute. Don't confirm the overwhelming worries that may be preventing them from coming in the first place. I know how frustrating it is, but please don't stop inviting your friend with anxiety.
There seems to be few people in this world who can deal with having a partner with a chronic illness. Thank you for making us feel like less of a burden. Thank you for making us feel like the amazing people that we actually are! Thank you for loving us. We will love you endlessly in return.
Over 2,500 under-50s are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK.
Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week is just about as important for the diseases as the treatments. Known as the 'invisible
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.
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!)
People are raising awareness for Crohn's Disease And Colitis Awareness Week by posting their experience to social media, using