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Podcast: My amazing body – Anxiety

Posted: December 20 2021

Listen here. Dr Manaan Kar Ray, a psychiatrist and director for Adult Mental Health at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, explains what anxiety disorder is and how it affects your body. He also talks about the different types of anxiety and the best ways to look after your mental wellbeing. Michelle, a Queensland woman, talks about her lived experience with anxiety. Transcript: Dr Kar Ray: The first thing to […]

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‘You never know when you might flare up, day to day life is unpredictable’

Posted: December 13 2021

By Lizzie Thomson Both Crohn’s and colitis can affect anyone, at any age. James was diagnosed with colitis when he was 21. ‘I was vomiting, constantly glued to the toilet and I noticed blood in my stools – I knew something wasn’t right,’ he tells Metro.co.uk. ‘The whole holiday was a shambles for me as […]

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Specialist IBD clinic

Posted: November 7 2021

By Matilda Marozzi Many Australians with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) opt not to have children due to concerns their condition may impact the pregnancy. Now a specialist unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is giving families the information and support they need to have children safely.  Associate Professor Britt Christensen helps run the IBD pregnancy […]

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How to maintain your social life when you have IBD

Posted: October 11 2021

By Elizabeth Millard About two years ago, as Samantha Plevney was dealing with a major Crohn’s disease flare-up, she decided to tell her gastroenterologist how it was affecting her emotional health. “I told him that I’m alive but I’m not living,” she recalls. “Not being able to see my friends because of the uncertainty of […]

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Personal Story

How I manage a Crohn’s disease flare

Posted: September 30 2021

By Basmah Ali   Flare-ups. In my opinion, they are the most terrifying words for a person living with Crohn’s disease. They’re unexpected and they’re always in the back of my mind. On one hand, there are some factors that I know trigger them, such as overexercising, missing and/or taking the wrong dosage of medications, lack […]

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Here’s how Crohn’s disease can affect your eyes

Posted: September 17 2021

By Leandra Beabout  Some folks might experience sensitivity to light during a flare-up. But can your gut actually mess with your vision? Is there a link between Crohn’s disease and your eyes? It turns out, your body parts might be more interconnected than you think. Can Crohn’s disease really affect your eyes? For some folks, yes! Crohn’s is classified as […]

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5 Great nutrition apps that can help you manage IBD

Posted: September 16 2021

By Elizabeth Yun If you’re like many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may have noticed that what you eat can directly influence how you feel. (Ever eaten a bag of trail mix and had stomach cramps the rest of the night?)  Since IBD affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, your diet plays an important role in keeping […]

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Personal Story

3 Famous Olympic athletes share how they manage Crohn’s disease

Posted: September 7 2021

By Janissa Delzo, M.P.H. Managing a chronic condition such as Crohn’s disease can be more than uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily life. However, you can stay active and pursue the activities you enjoy with the right treatment plan. Famous Olympic athletes with Crohn’s disease such as Kathleen Baker, Alyxandria Treasure, and Carrie Johnson are all examples of […]

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Research

High burden of ulcerative colitis in Australia

Both patients and physicians request more time for routine ulcerative colitis appointments.

By Kenny Walter While the majority of patients are satisfied with ulcerative colitis (UC) treatments, the overall disease burden remains high in Australia. A team, led by Susan J. Connor, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, evaluated the impact , perceptions […]

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Risk factors associated with inflammatory owel Disease

Expert gastroenterologists review the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) along with the associated risk factors.

Remo Panaccione, MD, FRCPC, Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH, Edward Loftus Jr., MD, William Sandborn, MD Watch video here. Transcript: Remo Panaccione, MD, FRCPC: Hello, and welcome to this HCPLive® Peer Exchange titled “Optimizing Treatment Strategies to Manage Inflammatory Bowel disease.” I’m Dr Remo Panaccione, a professor of medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. […]

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