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OwnYourIBD is an information portal for all things related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It is for people with (or if you are caring for someone with) Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis – the two most common forms of IBD.

The Road to Ownership. Walk in the shoes of people with IBD – from when they first experience symptoms to a proper diagnosis and what treatment options are available to what a path to recovery may look like.

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Treatment of IBD can include both medication and surgical options. Get an overview of the medications, including possible side effects, here.

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So you’ve reached the end of, but it’s just the beginning of your IBD journey. Feel free to come back at any time, share its information with others using email and social media, and use its tips to help you along the way. You do not have to make the journey alone. Consider joining an IBD Support Group to meet others, share advice and learn more about IBD. You may want to get involved in patient advocacy and awareness through Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand. They offer volunteer and fundraising opportunities around the country. There’s a lot of research being done to find ways to manage IBD better, and even to cure it. You can read about some of this research at the Gut Health Network.