22 Dec 2015

Crohn’s and Colitis

It was good to meet up with representatives of Crohn’s and Colitis UK at the Scottish Parliament and to be given an insight into just how many people suffer and what is being done to offer support. Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, more commonly known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), affects more than 26,000 people across Scotland. Sadly this is a higher incidence rate than anywhere else in the UK. I was told that many people living and coping with IBD face a daily struggle are embarrassed about the symptoms and that can lead to people suffering without adequate support or feeling isolated. Crohn’s and Colitis UK are campaigning to raise awareness and understanding of these complex, life-long and potentially life threatening conditions. If you or someone you know is affected you can find out more about the support by visiting www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.