Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Month
This month we are raising awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative Colitis. It is a time to band together, start conversations about inflammatory bowel disease and spread awareness and understanding.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative Colitits are lifelong gastrointestinal disorders that commonly present themselves in children, adolescents and adults. People living with Crohn’s and Colitis face challenges every day! Imagine every time you leave home needing to know where the nearest toilet is, just in case of urgency.
Facts about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative Colitis:
- More than 1 in 250 people are affected
- They are invisible illnesses, patients can look well, but feel unwell or be in pain
- Symptoms include cramping, pain, bleeding, diarrhea, severe urgency to have a bowel movement
- A long term chronic illness that needs to be managed even after symptoms go away
If you are experiencing any unexplained symptoms, please make an appointment with you Doctor.
The Lockyer Doctors – 07 5468 0100 or www.thelockyerdoctor.com.au