• Overview

    Ulcerative colitis falls under Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is at least two, separate disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. These two disorders are called ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation of the lining of the large bowel only, beginning at the rectum (proctitis) and extending upwards varying distances.

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    Understanding Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)

    Ulcerative colitis falls under Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation of the lining of the large bowel only, beginning at the rectum (proctitis) and extending upwards varying distances.

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    Blackboards and Bathrooms

    IBD is unpredictable, debilitating and stressful -- especially for children living with Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis. We need to help teachers understand the impact IBD symptoms can have on their students in order to  minimize the negative impact this disease has on students . CDHF has developed  Blackboards and Bathrooms to provide educators with practical strategies and tools to help their students  reach their academic potential. If your child has IBD, you need to share Blackboards and Bathrooms with your school. Download it now and take it to school tomorrow. 

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    IBD Treatment Options: Understanding Your Benefits and Risks

    Making informed decisions is imperative to your good health but understanding the benefits and risks associated with IBD therapy options can be challenging. The CDHF recently developed the IBD BRAT - a tool to help you learn more about common risks as well as important benefits around the therapy options.

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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