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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with Amy Kelly, Crohn's & Colitis Ireland

By Hidden Disabilities Sunflower The Sunflower Conversations Share


Our guest is Amy Kelly, Head of Communications and Fundraising at Crohn's & Colitis Ireland. Amy was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when she was 27 and shares her lived experiences and the impacts and adjustments she has made to her life.

Amy explained that inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease and how it differs from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Amy walks us through what the symptoms are and shares some interesting statistics about the impacts of IBD on patients. 

The 'poo taboo' campaign seeks to encourage and educate what healthy bowel movements are and what they should look and feel like to help spot and seek diagnosis at an earlier stage.

Amy also hosts the "GutCast" podcast – the first podcast for people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ireland.

If you are experiencing any issues discussed in this podcast, please contact your healthcare practitioner.

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Hosted by Chantal Boyle and Scott Casson-Rennie, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.



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The Sunflower Conversations is a podcast that delves into different non-visible health conditions to enable the listener to learn more about the causes and symptoms and the physical and social impacts that can occur. The conversations are with Sunflower wearers who share their lived experience of disability and who give a walkthrough of the ups and downs that are personal to them.

We also talk to healthcare professionals and charity experts who deliver an overview of specific disabilities and offer advice and signposting for support. If you are experiencing any issues discussed in this podcast, please contact your healthcare practitioner.

Music by "The Emerald Ruby" Emerald Ruby Bandcamp & Emerald Ruby website

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