You’ve probably heard of Crohn’s diease, but do you really know what it means? For starters, it’s actually pretty common, every 30 minutes in the UK, someone is diagnosed with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
These are lifelong conditions that can have a big impact, but Crohn’s is often described as an ‘invisible illness’, because it’s not always apparent on the outside exactly what’s going on with somebody’s health. In other words, people might not ‘look’ as unwell as they are, which can contribute to lack of understanding and awareness.
People with Crohn’s disease commonly experience phases of intense abdominal pain, exhaustion, bloody diarrhoea, sore, swollen joints and a number of other unpleasant symptoms.
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