Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term used to describe two chronic digestive disorders, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. They share similar symptoms, including severe diarrhoea and/or constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss, blood in the stool, fever and fatigue.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects the large intestine, causing a range of unpleasant symptoms including diarrhoea, constipation , abdominal pain and cramps, bloating and gas. It may also cause nausea, indigestion, tiredness, headaches and fatigue.
Whether you call them haemorrhoids or piles, this common condition can be painful and persistent, but there are treatments that can help so there is no need to suffer in silence.