Webinar: Understanding IBD - a Patients Perspective
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Understanding IBD - a Patients Perspective
Information covered/learning outcomes/objectives:
1. Defining IBD
a. Breaking down the two main arms of IBD - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the different subtypes of these where relevant.
2. Incidence of IBD
a. Statistics on occurrence within the Australian population.
a. Current understandings of disease development and influencing factors/drivers.
4. Pharmaceutical management
a. Different drug classes and mechanisms
5. Symptoms & disease presentation
6. Clinical strategies for IBD pathophysiology
a. Complementary treatment strategies that can be employed to address disease drivers such as immune dysregulation, gut inflammation etc
7. Clinical strategies for IBD symptom management
a. Symptoms that occur in IBD, alongside concomitant IBS, functional gut issues and drug side effects have enormous impacts on patients quality of life.
b. Clinical strategies encompassing supplements, diet and lifestyle discussed to support patients in dealing with these and reduce symptom severity where possible.
Presenter: Claire Murray
Claire Murray is a naturopath with special interests in digestive, womens and mind-body health. Across the past 10 years, Claire has worked across a variety of clinical practice settings, in addition to holding roles within practitioner education and technical writing. Claire believes that the intersection between science-based practice, traditional knowledge and a patient's innate capacity for healing is the place of potency for herself and others as practitioners.