But imagine if everything you do had to be constantly interrupted by going to the washroom? Or what if you had to scrutinize every single thing you put in your mouth for fear of upsetting your body? Not only could you be affected physically by the symptoms, there could also be a toll on your mental and emotional health.
Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are impacted by these symptoms every day. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, major categories of IBD, can be debilitating conditions, and sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. Patients often experience waves of remission, relapses, and flare-ups – diet and stress can quickly cause IBD to become active.
On May 28th, learn from patients with IBD on the different strategies, medications and tools they are using to manage their IBD, as well what future treatments they hope to see to address their needs, as well as what gaps they feel missing in healthcare for this disease.