Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.
Abdominal Surgery for Crohn's disease
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.
Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.
A bowel obstruction will cause you serious health problems and people with bowel obstruction usually need to be treated in hospital. Find out more here.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes 2 main conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which both cause inflammation in the bowel.
Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent medical attention. Find out more about peritonitis.
If left untreated, uveitis - or inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the wall of your eye, can lead to blindness. Here’s how to spot the symptoms.
Erythema nodosum is a skin condition consisting of a lumpy, red rash, usually on the lower legs. While harmless, it can be painful. Learn more here.
Folate is an important nutrient for making normal red blood cells. The folate test checks whether you have enough folate in your blood.
Foods high in magnesium
Magnesium is essential for your muscles and nerves to work properly, to regulate blood sugar and pressure, and to make protein, bone, and DNA. Find out which foods are high in magnesium and how much you need here.