Self-care series | Learn about your disease and where to look for information

How can you expect to be able to take control of something you don’t even really understand? Learning about Inflammatory Bowel Disease and which type of Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis you have should be at the top of your agenda. Then you can move on to how your disease affects you specifically, and how you can manage it to the best of your ability. I hope you like reading!
For information on IBD and the types of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, visit our About IBD page.

Next, let us bust some of those myths you may have heard, or if you are newly diagnosed, it is likely you will hear at some point in the future. Check out our IBD facts page

You may not be aware of all of the symptoms which can occur outside of your intestine, and also which other autoimmune diseases are often diagnosed in those with IBD. See 'How many of your health issues are actually IBD related?' for more information on those!

If you are looking for information about Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, it is really important that you use a reliable source for this. I have taken the liberty of compiling a list of these reliable sources for you