Lumping and Splitting. IBS and IBD; when does irritable become inflammatory?
As a medical student, I learnt that Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, now lumped together as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) were serious, life threatening, long term conditions affecting the bowel. … Continue reading
November 1, 2016 · 1 Comment
So why do we feel ill?
The post I wrote last week, ‘Stuck, when your bowels rule your life’, raised a bit of a storm. Several people wrote into Facebook to assert how much worse Crohn’s … Continue reading
August 20, 2016 · 2 Comments
At last; a positive test for IBS?
You’ve heard it all before. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. If you have ongoing symptoms of bowel irritability; abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea or frustrated defaecation, then your doctor should … Continue reading
May 4, 2016 · 3 Comments