World IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Day on May 19 shines a spotlight on two chronic and incurable conditions – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – which are sometimes referred to as “invisible diseases”.
An unusual type of transplant is offering hope to millions of people with ulcerative colitis. A stool transplant – or faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) – was shown to be successful in treating patients with the condition during a research study at the University of Adelaide.
Researchers have found that methylene blue dye taken in oral form could improve detection of harder-to-find growths (polyps) in the colon that can develop into bowel cancer.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases which occur when the intestines become inflamed. If you suffer from the condition, which produces a range of unpleasant symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach pain, cramping and bloating, bleeding ulcers, weight loss and anaemia, the latest research findings may make interesting reading.
Our digestive systems can have a hard time over Christmas with all that rich food, irregular mealtimes, alcohol, late nights and stress. It’s not surprising that many of us start the new year feel a bit delicate in the digestive region.
Stem cell transplants were hailed in some of the tabloid press recently as a miracle cure for Crohn’s Disease, which is a chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease currently without a cure.
As the Festive season gets into full swing, many of us will be eating and drinking far more than we normally do. From the Christmas lunch to the office party to the mince pies and sherry, this time of year is an invitation to let our hair down (and maybe let our belt out a…
Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease are both forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – or IBD. Sometimes people refer to them as silent or hidden diseases because it is believed many people go undiagnosed.
Bowel incontinence means being unable to control the urge to open your bowels, which can result in soiling (encopresis), embarrassment and a severe impact on quality of life. Find out about treatment options for bowel incontinence.
If you notice blood when you open your bowels, don’t ignore it, but equally, try not to panic as it can have many causes, many of them harmless.