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18 November 2019 22:58

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Jeff Hordley health: Emmerdale actor has this bowel disease - what are the symptoms?

According to the NHS, there are five main symptoms of Crohn's disease, comprising: Diarrhoea Weight loss People with Crohn's disease might not experience all of these symptoms, but might just get one or two. Hordley told Express.co.uk back in 2009 the symptoms which identified his condition were diarrhoea, stomach pain, tiredness and weight loss. Mouth ulcers There's currently no cure for Crohn's disease, but treatment can control or reduce the symptoms and help stop them coming back. At the time, doctors put it down to IBS, and he wasn't diagnosed with Crohn's disease until he was 26. Hordley was initially diagnosed with IBS before it was revealed he had Crohn's disease Symptoms of Crohn's disease include stomach pain and diarrhoea Crohn's and Colitis symptoms Fri, April 28, 2017 The two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Play slideshow Getty 1 of 12 Colitis and Crohn's disease symptoms A woman waiting for a rare multi-organ transplant has said all she wants is to lead a normal life and eat a proper meal. Michelle Oddy, 43, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a teenager and can only consume liquids following several operations. Image caption Ms Oddy has had several health complications since she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease Crohn's disease is a condition in which parts of the digestive system become swollen The main symptoms are diarrhoea, stomach aches and cramps, tiredness and weight loss There is no cure for the disease, but treatments can control the symptoms Ms Oddy was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which affects the digestive system, aged 14 and has liquid meals fed through a tube. Image copyright Michelle Oddy Image caption Laura Oddy said she wants to see her wife pain free PredictSURE IBD is designed to predict long-term clinical outcomes when Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are diagnosed, using a gene expression "signature" identified using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology. The evidence suggests that PredictSURE IBD enables us to do that for those suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which could have a major impact on treatment pathways in the future." A spokesperson for Crohn's and Colitis UK also stated that the test could potentially change the way patients with Crohn's disease are treated by identifying the most effective treatment as early as possible.

A woman who has always wanted to have a baby has been told she can't have IVF treatment because her boyfriend already has children. When Melissa Myles, 34, was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2008 and had surgery in 2009, her first question was whether the treatment would affect her fertility. Melissa Myles from Winson Green, Birmingham, has been denied IVF on the NHS because her boyfriend has two older children (Picture: BPM Media) Tests showed scar tissue from her first operation had fused her fallopian tubes to her abdomen lining, which meant the only way she could have a baby was by IVF. But because Joseph had two children from a previous relationship – aged seven and 18 – the couple did not qualify for a round of IVF on the NHS, Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) said. 'We have been fighting for IVF for the past four years, I feel like it's taken over my life.' She was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2008 and told the only way she can have children is by IVF (Picture: BPM Media) Melissa was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2008 – a digestive condition that affects more than 300,000 in the UK, according to the Crohn's and Colitis UK charity.

Melissa was told the only way she would be able to have children was through IVF – before saying they didn't qualify for a round on the NHS as Joseph was already a dad. 'It bothers my partner too because the decision is based on him having children, he feels like he's holding me back. She needs £3,000 for one cycle of IVF but there is no guarantee it will work and some people go back three or four times before they conceive. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is partly psychological and can be controlled better through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) than with mainstream drugs, a new study has revealed. The common gut condition affects up to 20% of people and triggers symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.

Typical treatments to date include antispasmodic drugs, laxatives and medicines that relieve diarrhoea, but a new trial results suggest that the condition is at least partly psychological. READ MORE: One in five women have said no to sex due to IBS symptoms, according to study According to Dr Sonal Shah, NHS GP and Lifestyle medicine expert there are several reasons the latest findings are good news for sufferers including the fact that it reinforces the idea that IBS is a lifestyle and diet related problem. Dr Shah also says the findings could help patients to get better control of their own symptoms, but availability and funding is key. "For some IBS can be really debilitating, so anything that is evidence based to improve symptoms, will make a big difference to individual health and overall wellbeing," she adds. "Irritable bowel syndrome is not the same as the more serious condition of inflammatory bowel syndrome such as ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease," she adds.

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Dr Shah says they can vary from person to person but common symptoms include: abdominal pain, cramps, changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhoea and or constipation, and often alternating between the two.