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  • Intestine

    Also known as bowels or gut. Intestines are part of the digestive system, and responsible for the majority of digestion and absorption of nutrients from the food that we eat. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Rectum

    The end of the large intestine and storage place for faeces. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Bowels

    Also known as intestines or gut. Bowels are part of the digestive system, and responsible for the majority of digestion and absorption of nutrients from the food that we eat. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • 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…

  • About Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Endoscopic screening has helped increase the chances of surviving CRC in people with IBD1. ECCO recommend that all people with IBD are screened by colonoscopy to monitor for CRC. The first colonoscopy is recommended 6–8 years after the symptoms of…

  • General tips

    As well as taking medication for your ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)) you also need to pay special attention to what you eat, your fitness as well as other medication you take (even if they seem…

  • Living healthily

    Diet Maintaining a healthy lifestyle – eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping bad habits to a minimum – has benefits for everyone. When you have IBD leading a healthy lifestyle can also help manage your symptoms and keep…

  • 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…

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