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  • Fistula

    An abnormal connection or passageway (or ‘channel’) between two organs or blood vessels. An anal fistula is when a small passageway is formed between the end of the bowel and the skin of the anus. There is currently no content…

  • Glossary

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  • Newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease?

    If you’ve recently been diagnosed with CD, one of the most important things you can do is to really get to understand your condition. Not only will this help you feel less fearful and more in control of your symptoms,…

  • Intimacy

    It is natural to worry about the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on your personal and sexual relationships. Intimacy is a valid and important concern for a lot of people who are living with IBD. You may feel the…

  • Complications

    Complications of IBD can occur especially when the disease is active and can result in problems inside (local) as well as outside of the digestive system (systemic). Inside the bowel (local) Perforation (hole in the intestine) In severe inflammation, the…

  • Lifestyle matters

    Taking medication is just one part of managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease will react well to positive changes in lifestyle; leading to better symptom control and less complications. These include: Diet and nutrition Exercise…

  • What is Crohn’s Disease?

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic (persistent) inflammatory disease which can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract – from the mouth to the rectum. It usually affects the rectum, colon and the lower parts of the small intestine (the terminal ileum).…

  • 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…

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