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.