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Life With Bile Acid Diarrhoea
In some instances many of us have found prior to diagnosis that the interactions we have had with health care professionals have not always been as good as they could have been. Whilst this has had a significant impact on our self esteem and confidence in our GP's and other healthcare professionals, we have come to realise that this is not a particular fault of the healthcare professional we have seen but due to there being a widespread lack of awareness across all healthcare professionals.
Our clinical colleagues at UHCW have advised that there is a growing awareness of our condition across the health systems albeit a slow growth. In addition there is ongoing research being undertaken into BAD, the Guidelines for the Chronic Management of Diarrhoea are being reviewed by the British Gastroenterology Society with patient representation from BAM Support UK and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence are in the process of reviewing the benefits of SeHCAT in providing a diagnosis of BAD. Recently Professor Julian Walters a leading UK Gastroenterologist with a special interest in BAD has co written a book called What's Up with Your Gut which raises awareness of bile acid diarrhoea.
Following diagnosis some of us have had really good support from our GP's whereas others have continued to struggle when visiting GP's as they do not seem to understand how to manage the condition or the impact it has had and continues to have on our lives. For those of you who have had a bad experience, although it can be hard to do, it is really important to put these bad experiences behind you. We have found that taking information with us from the BAM Support UK web pages has helped us to discuss our condition with our GP. It has also helped seeing the same GP each time we visit. If you continue to feel it is a struggle you can suggest that your GP contacts your consultant for further support and information or you could consider seeing a different GP in your practice.