Welcome to the Autumn edition of Bridge. In this issue we focus on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), clarifying the differences between them and acknowledging that
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collective term for chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, namely Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The main symptoms are pain, diarrhoea, fever, weight loss
Although Rhiannon’s journey with Crohn’s disease began relatively recently, the striking thing about her is her determination to put the things she loves foremost in her life. Rhiannon went from
Kathryn Sloots is a Registered Nurse with a science degree and PhD who has worked for 18 years in the areas of bowel and bladder continence (including anorectal biofeedback, urodynamics
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Definition: recurring abdominal pain at least once per week in the last three months with two or more of the following features: Pain related to needing
Whilst travelling in Europe during a heat wave several years ago, Emily became extremely hot and thirsty. Heading to the nearest water fountain she had filled up her water bottle
Since the launch of the BINS4Blokes campaign in June 2021, 50 businesses, councils and other organisations have joined the call to support over one million men around Australia who live
The United Nations defines people with disabilities as ‘those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective
Readiness for kinder and school – toilet training Janie Thompson, Nurse Continence Specialist and Clinical Services Manager talks about readiness for toilet training When to start toilet training your child
With Amy de Paula, NSW Clinical Services Manager, Continence Foundation of Australia Amy de Paula has extensive experience working with the NDIS, both in her former role as an Occupational