18 episodes

The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC have returned for a second season of the hugely successful podcast series, Gutcast, to educate and inform people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Comprising of four episodes in total, the podcast series features interviews with a range of medical experts and people living with IBD, discussing various topics related to IBD including, Lifestyle and Pregnancy, Surgery and Stoma, Family and Friends and a guided meditation. Gutcast aims to improve public awareness of the clinical and quality of life impact of those living with IBD.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC have returned for a second season of the hugely successful podcast series, Gutcast, to educate and inform people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Comprising of four episodes in total, the podcast series features interviews with a range of medical experts and people living with IBD, discussing various topics related to IBD including, Lifestyle and Pregnancy, Surgery and Stoma, Family and Friends and a guided meditation. Gutcast aims to improve public awareness of the clinical and quality of life impact of those living with IBD.

    Navigating the System with IBD

    Navigating the System with IBD

    The challenges of living with IBD are well known but accessing key information and supports is often not an easy journey. In this episode, we will answer the questions those recently diagnosed and living with IBD want to know. From disability benefits and entitlements to the cost of medicine, it will also detail the key information and support services available to those living with IBD.

    NOTE: As of 01 January 2022, the drugs payment scheme threshold has been reduced from €114 to €100 per month.

    • 35 min
    Managing Milestones with IBD

    Managing Milestones with IBD

    People with Crohn’s and colitis can be faced with a much higher degree of stress and sickness when it comes to planning and attending life events. Weddings, parties, even a mid-week meal with friends can become a difficult and often flare inducing scenario. In this episode we will hear real-life experience of the stress and anxiety and how best to manage these moments, managing expectations from yourself and others and the supports that are available to patients from a nutrition and wellbeing perspective.

    • 42 min
    Growing Up with Crohn’s and Colitis

    Growing Up with Crohn’s and Colitis

    In this opening episode of Gutcast 3, we will delve into the difficulties of having a child diagnosed with IBD as well as the transition from childhood to adulthood while dealing with this long term and debilitating condition. Living with IBD during childhood and teenaged years has its own distinct challenges and stresses at times and it is a topic often not discussed. Transition from paediatric to adult care can also be daunting and appropriate support is needed.

    In this episode we will hear Amy Kelly in conversation with a healthcare professional as well as those with real-life experience of supporting a child living with IBD as well as an adult diagnosed as a child. Topics for discussion include when a family receives a diagnosis, dealing with flares, mental health including parental guilt, dealing with a change in your condition as you age, asking the right questions to your HCP and living well as well as transitioning from paediatric to adult care.

    • 36 min
    S3: Season 3 Trailer

    S3: Season 3 Trailer

    Gutcast, the podcast for people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ireland, developed by The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, has returned for a third season.

    • 1 min
    Episode Four: Surgery and Stoma

    Episode Four: Surgery and Stoma

    People with IBD can be faced with the decision between having stoma surgery or continuing to live with symptoms that can significantly impact their daily quality of life. In this episode, we will hear first-hand experience of a stoma surgery journey, the decision process and the supports that are available to patients. Radio presenter, Michaela Hayes who lives with a stoma shares her journey from surgery to recovery and advice for others. 

     

    If you have been affected by any of the content in the series please contact your healthcare professional or the ISCC helpline on + 353 1 531 2983 available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am – 12.30pm. 

     

    Gutcast is a partnership between the Irish Society of Crohn’s and Colitis and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. For more information please go to ISCC.ie


     

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Gutcast podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease or Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. This podcast is supported by funding from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.

     

    • 35 min
    Episode Three: Guided Meditation

    Episode Three: Guided Meditation

    Stress doesn’t cause ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease but left unaddressed, it can make symptoms worse. Mindfulness for those living with IBD is about the importance of attention and awareness. It also helps patients to manage symptoms and their treatment journey. This episode is a 15-minute guided session led by Dr Susan Brannick focusing on breathing and relaxation. 

     

    If you have been affected by any of the content in the series please contact your healthcare professional or the ISCC helpline on + 353 1 531 2983 available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am – 12.30pm. 

     

    Gutcast is a partnership between the Irish Society of Crohn’s and Colitis and Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. For more information please go to ISCC.ie


     

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Gutcast podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease or Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. This podcast is supported by funding from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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