5 episodes

Created by AbbVie and Crohn's and Colitis Australia, The Bottom End Podcast series features CCA ambassadors, Luke Escombe and Brittani Nicholl, as well as fellow Crohn's patient, Justan Singh who all share some deeply personal stories about their journeys with IBD.

Their candid conversations delve into the reality of day-to-day life with IBD and they each offer their own uplifting insights, encouragement and advice to others who find themselves in the same situation. Each episode also features balanced commentary from a healthcare professional's point of view, courtesy of Melbourne-based Gastroenterologist, Dr. Ed Giles.

Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au

The Bottom End AbbVie Australia

    • Health & Fitness

Created by AbbVie and Crohn's and Colitis Australia, The Bottom End Podcast series features CCA ambassadors, Luke Escombe and Brittani Nicholl, as well as fellow Crohn's patient, Justan Singh who all share some deeply personal stories about their journeys with IBD.

Their candid conversations delve into the reality of day-to-day life with IBD and they each offer their own uplifting insights, encouragement and advice to others who find themselves in the same situation. Each episode also features balanced commentary from a healthcare professional's point of view, courtesy of Melbourne-based Gastroenterologist, Dr. Ed Giles.

Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au

    Building Support Networks

    Building Support Networks

    How do you build a support network and what's the point? Our speakers talk about what a difference good support can make, whether it's from friends, family or others. And we find out what worked for them when they were building their own networks. Luke and Dr. Ed then talk about where to find reputable information and appropriate support.

    "The Bottom End Podcast Series is an initiative owned by AbbVie Pty Ltd, and created with the support of Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au AU-IMMG-200022 June 2020

    • 25 min
    IBD and Me

    IBD and Me

    The challenges that IBD can pose to your life and your self-esteem can seem daunting. Brittani, Justan and Luke share how they coped, and they talk about what messages they'd send to their younger selves. Dr. Ed shares some of the positivity and inspiration he sees in his patients.

    "The Bottom End Podcast Series is an initiative owned by AbbVie Pty Ltd, and created with the support of Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au AU-IMMG-200021 June 2020

    • 23 min
    Transition

    Transition

    The Bottom End team talk about the transition from paediatric to adult treatment, discussing how they coped, their support networks and their advice for anyone who's transitioning now. Dr. Ed reveals how transition works from a doctor's point of view and he and Luke discuss that despite its challenges, IBD need not have a negative impact on young people's hopes for the future.

    The Bottom End Podcast Series is an initiative owned by AbbVie Pty Ltd, and created with the support of Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au AU-IMM-190036 June 2019

    • 27 min
    Living with Crohn's

    Living with Crohn's

    Brittani and Justan talk candidly to Luke about the medical and personal challenges they've faced, and reveal to listeners the things they wished they knew about IBD in their teens and 20s. Dr. Ed Giles discusses what to expect from treatment and puts the stories of our podcast participants in context with the range of patient experiences from mild to severe.

    The Bottom End Podcast Series is an initiative owned by AbbVie Pty Ltd, and created with the support of Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au AU-IMM-190034 June 2019

    • 30 min
    Diagnosis

    Diagnosis

    Luke, Brittani and Justan reveal how diagnosis went for them and share their top tips for getting through those early stages. Dr. Ed Giles then talks to Luke about diagnosis from a doctor's perspective, why the tests are important and what young people can expect from treatment.

    The Bottom End Podcast Series is an initiative owned by AbbVie Pty Ltd, and created with the support of Crohn's and Colitis Australia. Information is intended for Australian residents only and is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. For further information about your medical condition, please talk to your healthcare professional. AbbVie® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. ©2019 AbbVie Pty Ltd. ABN 48 156 384 262, Mascot, NSW 2020. www.abbvie.com.au AU-IMM-190031 June 2019

    • 26 min

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