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About Crohn’s & Colitis Hub

A diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be an emotional time, especially with the lack of information about the condition among the general community. We have created a safe place; a credible source of information, your go-to place to turn to if you are looking for answers, read inspirational stories from people in the same situation as yours, explore ongoing research in the field, and much more. Crohn’s & Colitis Hub provides a comprehensive range of information and support to help people find the right information or service for their individual needs.

Nearly 85,000 Australians are living with inflammatory bowel disease, the collective term used for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a gastrointestinal condition that affects any part of the gut, though the most common area affected is the end of the ileum or the colon.

Symptoms vary from person to person, and range from mild to severe and can change over time. Most common symptoms include diarrhoea, abdomen pain, loss of appetite, anaemia, joint pain and mouth ulcers.

Presently, there is no cure for IBD, and the exact cause is still unknown.To manage the condition, it is essential to develop know-how on the potential impact of living with the condition, managing IBD and information on overcoming everyday challenges associated with the condition.

Crohn’s & Colitis Hub’s resources will include news, articles, features and videos curated from all across the web, including medical journals, functioning as a one-stop website focusing on IBD and related issues.

For additional information on inflammatory bowel disease resources, contact Crohn’s & Colitis Australia at 1800 138 029.

The latest news and Research

News

Do probiotics actually do anything

Posted: August 10 2020

There is an invisible universe hidden inside your body, it’s called the gut microbiome — a vast array of trillions of intestinal bacteria, hundreds of different species. They help digest your food in exchange for a warm, safe place to live. And we are only now starting to discover the gut microbiome plays a much […]

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Atopic disease linked with increased risk for IBD

Posted: August 10 2020

“Previous genome-wide studies have shown that atopic diseases and IBD share several susceptibility genes, which are important for adaptive immune regulation and tissue response, implicating a common inflammatory cascade among the diseases,” Hyun Jung Lee, MD, PhD, of the department of medicine and liver research institute at Seoul National University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However, […]

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Run, jump and dive to the bathroom

Posted: August 6 2020

Running to the porcelain bowl might be your reality if you are a sufferer of ulcerative colitis (UC). The good news is it shouldn’t be the only exercise you do towards your future health. Exercise is the worlds most underutilised drug and it has been proven to aid in managing many of the complex symptoms […]

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Stress-free ways to travel with Crohn’s

Posted: August 6 2020

First, a Note About COVID-19 The pandemic has changed a lot of things, not the least of which is how we travel. If your Crohn’s has resulted in a weakened immune system, it puts you at higher risk of COVID-19 complications, says the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. You may want to rethink your trip, or […]

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How to make food diaries less of a pain with UC

Posted: August 3 2020

While UC, a painful inflammatory disease that leads to ulcers in your colon, isn’t caused by food per se, eating the wrong thing can trigger a flare. “Certain foods can irritate the GI tract,” says Durga Sunitha Posina, M.D, an internal medicine specialist in Stony Brook, NY. “You want to pinpoint what food regimens work well for […]

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Better treatment for people with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: August 3 2020

Finding the right treatment for people living with chronic intestinal inflammation, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), might soon be getting easier. World IBD Day happens on 19 May each year, with the goal to raise awareness about the disease and urge action. IBD is a fairly common condition. Between 35 000 and 40 000 people […]

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