When you have to go, you have to go! Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week December 1-7
Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013
This week brings awareness to a disease that is very close to my heart: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which includes 2 conditions: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. December 1-7 is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week!
The reason I am very interested in these diseases is because I happen to know hundreds of people who live with IBD. Many of these people are children; others are adults who have been diagnosed since their childhood. What would surprise you is how “healthy” these people look on a given day. The truth is inside they can “hurt” at any time. Crohn’s and Colitis affect the digestive tract. Yes, that means it causes all types of GI distress including diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgency, cramps, abdominal pain and constipation, amongst others. These symptoms can cause weight loss, fatigue, anemia, loss of appetite, etc. ...