Crohn’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory bowel disease refers to the conditions Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Inflammatory bowel disease is characterised by chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and ulcers (sores) in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, often involving various areas. Dietitians can help individuals to improved bowel habits, reduce abdominal discomfort/pain, optimise nutritional status, and help achieve and maintain a healthy weight.