Living with IBD as an Adult

IBD can have an impact on all aspects of your life including education, work, relationships and travel.

Here are some useful resources to help you.

Living with IBD

Food and IBD

Is there a diet for IBD?

Tips on travelling with IBD

Medical terms used in IBD

Living with a stoma

Employment and IBD
– A guide for employees

Employment and IBD
– A guide for employers

IBD and Tuberculosis in South Africa

Living with IBD as a Child/Teen

Of all the people diagnosed with IBD in South Africa, 1 in 10 will be diagnosed while still at school (18 years of age or younger).

Children and teens with inflammatory bowel disease face a number of challenges. The disease can affect growth and development, have an impact on schooling and sporting activities and resulting social isolation. Parents may also have difficulty speaking to their children about inflammatory bowel disease. Below are some guides to assist parents and teachers in caring for a child with inflammatory bowel disease.

Talking to my
child about IBD

IBD in Children.
A Parent Guide

IBD and
Acne Treatment

An IBD Guide
for Schools