Melissa Dow will never forget the night when she woke up with excruciating pain in her upper abdomen. Initially, doctors told her she had pancreatitis — and a form of an inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. She spent three years on steroids and other medications to help control the inflammation in her colon. […]
Watch the following stories here. Patient turned Counselor Six months into her marriage, Jennifer Martin’s new life started to fall apart. She began having serious digestive problems. She had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, but this was worse than anything she had ever experienced. A Life-Changing Race It took Mary Beth Szydlowski a long time […]
Natalie who has Crohn’s disease has asked photographers not to remove her scars from pictures when she works as a model. Now she wants to encourage others to be body positive. Watch her story at https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-47495346/woman-with-crohn-s-disease-learned-to-love-her-scars
Dr. Shoma Dutt, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, shares insight into how to transition from child centred services to adult care through a planned approach.
The above video is a presentation by Dr. Shoma Dutt, a Paediatric Gastroenterologist who discussing the differences in IBD disease between children and adults. The presentation at the Information Forum held at Children’s Hospital at Westmead.