RESEARCH & DONATIONS
Support for the Pediatric IBD Programme’s Research
From a patient’s perspective, the most important IBD symptoms include:
- abdominal pain
Flare-ups of variable length and severity can occur with both Crohn’s and colitis. The cause of flare-ups is not known, but many patients feel that “stress” can play a role.
Digestive disease is an invisible handicap that is not often openly discussed. Unfortunately, lack of discussion may delay diagnosis and, as a result, appropriate treatment.
For tips on how to deal with some of these lifestyle issues, check out the helpful advice offered by some of our patient contributors, especially Carly and Neil.