Self-care

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is renowned for making patients feel like they have no control, but ensuring you have a plan for the best self-care possible means that you can take some of that control back!

Self-care isn't just about pampering yourself, taking time out for peaceful walks and reading books, although you definitely should find time to do the things you enjoy doing too!
Below are some simple but effective methods for making sure that you’re managing your Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis properly. Many of these will simply serve as reminders of the basics, as it's easy to forget when you've been flare free for a while or have just become complacent, and of course, those newly diagnosed can be overwhelmed, so a quick guide with everything in one place should be a good place to start.