A brave teenager who wrote a Christmas song while in hospital battling Crohn’s Disease is hoping to raise awareness of the condition and funds to help others. Amelia Grace, 18, from Lindfield, set herself a goal of recording the song ‘A Cliche Christmas’ when she was feeling better, and it is now available to watch on YouTube. Amelia said: “I have had such an amazing response, it is so great.“As an 18-year-old you expect to do 18-year-old things and it can be quite hard seeing my friends doing all of these things, but this has really helped me mentally.“I have always been into music and I would love to continue to write songs and raise awareness of this invisible illness.”Amelia was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2016 during her GCSEs. She was hospitalised for three weeks last summer after a severe flare which caused her to lose a shocking 10kg in a very short period of time. She needed blood transfusions, infusions and was facing … [Read more...] about Meet the brave Lindfield teenager who penned a Christmas song from her hospital bed to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease
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CROHN’S disease can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, but here we look more closely at the symptoms, causes and management of the condition. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz/Published 5th December 2018 Crohn’s Disease and Colitis impact the lives of thousands of people across the country every day.This week, from December 1 to 7, is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week – a week which aims to increase understanding of the conditions.These “invisible illnesses” are mainly diseases of the gut – but can affect every part of the body.There is no known cure for the conditions, and the stigma and misunderstanding around them means thousands are suffering in silence.Here we look more closely at the symptoms, causes and management of the conditions. Crohn’s disease symptoms: What are the causes, symptoms and management? (Pic: GETTY) What is Crohn’s disease?Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic conditions, but the … [Read more...] about Crohn’s disease symptoms: What are the causes, symptoms and management?
A man who has beaten the symptoms of Crohn's disease with a natural remedy after years of suffering from the chronic illness is now aiming to help others with the condition. James Cook-Coulson, who lives in North Lincolnshire, was told at the age of 21 that he had a 50 per cent chance of dying, was offered steroids and immune suppressants and was told if that did not work, he would have to have his large intestine and part of his small intestine removed and have a colostomy bag fitted. He first discovered he had the illness after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which turned out to be Crohn’s disease. His weight plummeted from 11st to 8.5st and he tried a number of remedies, including a liquid diet. But after a journey of research had led him to Australia, a chance meeting with a nutritionist through a friend of his sister, who lived there, went on to change his life. Now, he has set up his own business supplying the Fibremune food product, containing a powerful … [Read more...] about Man who beat Crohn’s disease with natural remedy aims to help others
WHEN she was at school, Lauren Reed was plagued by sharp, stabbing pains in her tummy. At 14, she started to feel tired all the time before noticing splashes of bright red blood in the loo after doing a number two. Mum, Tracy, took her to their family doctor. Investigations were done, but at first, specialists couldn’t find anything wrong. But seven years later, the 21-year-old said she's been left with a "Barbie bumhole", after doctors were forced to remove her rectum to treat severe bowel disease. "They seemed to think I was attention-seeking, even asking me to take pictures of the toilet bowl, after using it, to prove I really was losing blood," Lauren told The Sun. "Over the next couple of years, my symptoms gradually worsened, until I needed to open my bowels up to 15 times daily. Worst of all, I got an awful feeling of urgency whenever I needed to go. "If I couldn’t get to the loo straight away, I couldn’t hold it and might have an accident." Increasingly … [Read more...] about Waitress, 21, left with ‘Barbie bumhole’ after rectum is REMOVED when tummy ache turns out to be Crohn’s disease
PUBLISHED: 15:29 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:29 06 August 2018 Mike Brooke Researchers at Whitechapel in study to find cure for Crohn's disease. Picture: Jorge Duarte Estevao Jorge Duarte Estevao A clinical trial has begun by researchers at Whitechapel using stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease. Stem cell used in transplant trial with Crohn's disease patients. Picture: QMULThe £2m study led by Queen Mary University is recruiting patients around the country in search of a cure for the painful and chronic intestinal disease.Helen Bartlett has already had a transplant after being in and out of hospital for 20 years.“Living with Crohn’s is a daily struggle,” she said. “I’ve had operation after operation, drug after drug. It’s depressing and you just feel so low. “I cannot describe how much better I feel since my transplant. I’m not in that … [Read more...] about New stem cell transplant trial by Queen Mary’s may help cure pain of Crohn’s disease