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  • Stoma

    Surgical procedure whereby an opening is created in the abdomen so that waste material can be emptied into a pouch There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Oesophagus

    The tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Daniel

    Getting diagnosed with IBD I was diagnosed with IBD seven years ago when I was 21. My symptoms started the year before; I had diarrhoea and some blood in my stools. But I didn’t know…

  • 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 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…

  • Employing people with IBD

    If you have an employee who has told you they have either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (they may also have used the term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)), you may be wondering what the condition is and the impact it…

  • Travelling with IBD

    If you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease you may be worried about travelling with the disease. You may be worried about being in a car or plane for a long period or how you will get about in an…

  • 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…

  • Information for Caregivers

    Whether you are a parent, partner, family member or friend to someone with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you can play a valuable role in helping them manage the condition and get on with life. Here are a few important things…

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