Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both cause inflammation of the small and/or the large bowel. Both conditions can also affect parts of the body outside the bowel and may be associated with poor general health.
IBD affects approximately 1 in 250 people aged 5–49 nationally and each year more and more young people are being diagnosed.
- Join our Facebook Q&A session from 1230-130pm on Thursday 19 May.
- Share your own story on social media and use the hashtag #IBD2016
- Follow the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels #IBD2016
- View our materials:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease infographic (see below graphic)
The educational grants received from Abbvie and Takeda in support of IBD awareness, are gratefully acknowledged.