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  • Constipation

    Condition where you are unable to pass stools (or it’s very uncomfortable or painful) as often you normally would. It can also describe when you are not able to empty your bowels completely. There is currently no content classified with…

  • Glossary

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  • Faecal calprotectin in inflammatory bowel disease

    What is faecal (fecal) calprotectin? Calprotectin (or calpro) is a protein – a nutrient essential to life. When the intestines become inflamed it’s released in high levels that can be detected, outside the body, in faeces (stools). Researchers have discovered…

  • General symptoms of IBD

    The characteristic symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are: Diarrhoea (frequent bowel movements that are runny or grainy) Abdominal pain Blood in the stools Pus and mucus in the stools Painful bowel movements Loss of weight Fever and an effect…

  • What is Ulcerative Colitis?

    Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation (swelling and pain) of the lining of the colon (large intestine) or rectum. Ulcerative colitis can be divided into several types, depending on which area of the rectum and colon it affects (find…

  • What is IBD?

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) covers a number of conditions that involve inflammation of the digestive system, especially the intestine. This is the part of the body involved in digesting food, absorbing nutrients and water and finally getting rid of the…

  • Preparing for a visit to the doctor

    Visiting your doctor about bowel problems can feel embarrassing or frightening. It’s important to remember that your doctor is very familiar with dealing with a variety of embarrassing conditions and will in no way feel uncomfortable if you talk about…

  • Guts4Life – The home of IBD information and support

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