Date: 18 Apr 2017 - 18:30
Location: Basildon Hospital Education Centre
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13 April 2017
Advice for patients with bowel disease
A senior doctor at Basildon University Hospital will give expert advice on medical conditions linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at an information event for patients.
Dr Zia Mazhar, Consultant Gastroenterologist will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Basildon and Thurrock Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group, which offers advice to fellow sufferers in a friendly setting.
There will be a Q and A session after Dr Mazhar’s talk and an IBD nurse specialist will also be present to offer advice and information.
IBD, an umbrella term for Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, affects about one in 250 people in Britain. People who live with the condition do not absorb nourishment easily due to damage to their bowels, and it can be painful and debilitating. The causes are not known, and there is no cure, but medication and sometimes surgery, as well as support from dietitians and other health professionals, can relieve the symptoms.
The meeting takes place on Tuesday 18 April, at 6.30pm, in the education centre at the hospital.