IA Journal

IA’s Journal, issued March, June, September and December, is a valuable resource for anyone living with, or caring for someone with, an ileostomy or an internal pouch. Available to members as part of their annual membership, healthcare professionals or anyone with an interest in IA’s work.

Full of interesting and relevant articles such as personal stories of people living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch, medical articles, regular features covering exercise and diet-related topics, latest product information and a selection of letters from our readers.

A selection of articles are available to download below. If you’d like to receive a complimentary copy to try, please get in touch and we will drop one in the post. Alternatively, why not join IA today and receive your regular copy straight to your door.

Copies are available to healthcare professionals for waiting rooms, literature racks and as a patient resource. Please send us your request and we will be in touch.

The Ileo-Anal Pouch Operation

How an ileo-anal pouch is made and what to expect after surgery.

The Medical Aspects of an Ileostomy

What is an ileostomy and what can you expect after surgery?

Stoma Surgery and Body Image

How stoma surgery can affect the way that we see ourselves and ways in which to manage it.

Vitamin B12 and Ileostomy

What is vitamin B12 and what impact does bowel surgery have on B12 levels?

IBD and Arthritis

The connection between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and arthritis – are people with IBD more prone?

Temporary Loop Ileostomy

What is a loop ileostomy and why are they formed?

What Is Dementia?

What is dementia and looking after someone with dementia who has an ileostomy?

Parastomal Hernia

What is a parastomal hernia and how to manage them?

Diet and Nutrition

What impact can food have after bowel surgery and how to enjoy food again?

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