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Information about IBD

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We have a wide range of information sheets, booklets and guides about all aspects of IBD.

Are you newly diagnosed with IBD? Visit our What is IBD? page to get started.

See our Publications List for a full list of our information sheets, booklets and guides. All publications can be downloaded from this website but for paper copies contact our Information Line on 0845 130 2233 or info@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.

Our Information Line will also help with any other queries about IBD. See our Helpline Services for more details.

What is IBD?
What is IBD?
IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The two most common forms are Crohn's Disease (often just called Crohn's) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
 
Publications List
Publications List
All of our publications are available to download here as PDF files.
 
IBD Symptoms and Concerns
Symptoms and Concerns
Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis can have some very awkward and distressing symptoms - but there are ways to manage some of these and make life that little bit easier.
 
Tests and Treatments for IBD
Tests and Treatments for IBD
Are you worried about having tests or treatment for IBD? Or just want to know more about how IBD is diagnosed, drugs used or surgery?
 
Living with IBD video
Living with IBD: Videos
There are many challenges in living with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease but we have 3 new videos that can help.
 
Living with IBD
Living with IBD: Booklets
Are you living with IBD? It can be quite a challenge!
 
IBD Info for Young People
IBD Info for Young People
Are you aged 16 -25 and have been diagnosed with IBD? We have a number of information sheets written for young people.
 
IBD and Employment
IBD and Employment
Many people with IBD want to and do have a successful work career. But sometimes managing IBD at work can be quite a challenge!
 
IBD and Disability Benefits
IBD and Disability Benefits
We have a Disability Benefits Service that may be able to help you if you wish to claim benefits due to your IBD.
 
IBD Pregnancy and Fertility
Fertility and Pregnancy
Having a baby when you or your partner has IBD can raise many questions:
 
Information for Families
Information for Families
Are you a parent of a child with IBD? Or a parent with IBD?
 
How we write our information
How we write our information
At Crohn's and Colitis UK we are committed to producing good quality information. We believe that being well informed about their condition can help people with IBD make better decisions about their treatment and their day-to-day lives. It can also be helpful for friends and families and those caring for people with IBD.
 

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