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

What’s going on in Inflammatory Bowel Disease research?

It's Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, so I wanted to talk a little bit about what's going on in the World of IBD research right now.

You can read through the blog for a brief overview, but, if you're intending to dive in and click all of the links, you'll want to be sitting with a brew because there are many! 🙈

In this blog, I talk about personalised medicine (also referred to as precision medicine), environmental contributors and diet focused studies. I also provide links to studies on nutrition, causes, microbiome, psychological links, related conditions, and exercise! 

Check out the blog here!