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Bladder and Bowel Q2 2024

Trust your gut and speak out about your ulcerative colitis symptoms

Louise Thompson was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) six years ago. She talks about her journey and how to help others feel better and find the right support. Ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, led Thompson to seek help with persistent diarrhoea with bleeding. She received a diagnosis of mild to moderate UC and … Continued
Bladder and Bowel Q2 2024

Molecular insights can relieve severe symptoms in patients with chronic bladder pain syndrome

The exaggerated pain response in this patient group is very difficult to treat. New approaches are therefore essential. Bladder pain syndrome (BPS), otherwise known as interstitial cystitis, is a chronic and socially debilitating long-term bladder condition, for which specific therapies remain unavailable. Managing bladder pain syndrome effects Symptoms of BPS may come and go, but … Continued
panoramic shot of smiling Physiotherapist with diagnosis near patient in hospital
Bladder and Bowel Q2 2024

How to potentially treat bacterial infections — but without using antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing danger — one that is made worse by the constant over-prescribing and misuse of antibiotics. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR to be one of the ‘biggest threats to global health, food security and development today’ and has highlighted the need to combat it with … Continued