What people with IBD should know

I am often asked, “What would you tell someone recently diagnosed with IBD?” So, this is what I think you should know! Look out for clickable links in this blog, leading to more detailed information! For many, a definitive diagnosis is a massive relief after a long period of being unwell. This does not mean that acceptance is easy, after all, you have just been diagnosed with a chronic disease which has no cure. Do NOT panic, we’ve got this, life is not over! It is worth pointing out that no two IBD patients’ lives are the same. The disease does not always manifest in the same way, and the fact that a treatment works for one person does not mean it will work for another. This makes IBD notoriously difficult to treat. That said, some IBD patients may have one flare, find the right medication straight away and never have another, and that is fantastic! For the rest of us, being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may mean some lifestyle changes and som

Major life changes due to diagnosis

For many people, a diagnosis of IBD has brought about some pretty major life changes.

For some, that has been purely dietary changes. As someone who has had to forgo a huge list of foods in the past, I can confirm that being forced to change your diet alone, feels pretty major! Sometimes, it’s not the foods you can tolerate, it’s the times you eat or the portion size! All of these things that we took for granted before, suddenly seem like huge hurdles!

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