Dealing with symptoms

Crohn’s & Colitis UK has tips for dealing with specific symptoms like diarrhoea, bloating & wind, dehydration and living with a fistula. Please note, some medications may not be available in Australia and there are differences in eligibility and PBS requirements for medications between Australia and the UK.

Not all symptoms are physical. With IBD, there’s a clear interaction between stress and disease activity. Rates of reported psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression in people with IBD are higher (up to 50%) than in comparison to other chronic disease illness groups. IBD Clinic has developed an online assessment and treatment programs for people with IBD and anxiety or depression. Check it out.