Discusses Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease treatment and general management and is for patients and the public. It is the first in the series of five videos on inflammatory bowel disease.
This video will attempt to answer the following QUESTIONS;
• What are the two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD ) ?
• What increases the risk of developing IBD ?
• What diet and life style changes might help in IBD ?
• Colon is the large intestine.
• Immune related condition is a disease due to dysfunction of the immune system.
• Ulcerative colitis is chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine.
• Crohn’s Disease is chronic inflammation of the full thickness of the digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus.
• Flare-up or relapse is the return of inflammation and symptoms after a period of remission.
• Maintenance therapy is indicated to prevent relapse or flare up.
• Two types of inflammatory bowel disease are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease.
• Important risk factors for IBD are genetic, age of onset and smoking ( Crohn’s disease).
• General management of IBD includes a healthy life style, balanced diet, avoiding foods that trigger symptoms , adequate sleep, and managing stress.
The videos are easy to understand and tries to use everyday language as far as possible. The videos are full of images and follow a standard format of topic objective, word index, content and summary. Each topic covers diagnosis, investigation, management and prevention. Videos are an average of between 5 to 10 minutes. I created the videos, using my over 30 years of experience in managing patients with gut and liver problems . I am a gastroenterologist and hepatologist and was trained in Edinburgh , United Kingdom, and Tokyo and have worked in academia and the private sector.
As the adage goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I believe combining images and explanations using blackboards, helps one better understand a medical condition. With knowledge, a person gets a better sense of control, and hence is empowered to make informed decisions.