World IBD Day

19th May 2020

On World IBD Day every year, patient organisations come together from all over the globe to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease & Colitis. Guts UK is proud to fund over 10 current active research projects into Crohn’s & Colitis.

What is IBD?

Crohn’s disease and Colitis (often ulcerative or microscopic) are referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). They are long-term conditions that involve inflammation of the gut.

Have the IBD community been affected by Covid-19?

Many of those that have Crohn’s or Colitis will take immunosuppressants, suppressing the immune system and putting the IBD community at higher risk of severe illness if they were to contract coronavirus Covid-19.

How do Guts UK help those who have IBD, especially at such a difficult time?

Our community need us now more than ever before and team Guts UK have been busy answering your Covid-19 questions over the past few months. We are proud to provide expert, evidence-based information to our community when you need it most. With this information, patients can make informed decisions and take control.

Click here for our latest information on Covid-19 & conditions of the gut, liver & pancreas.

 

Meet the researcher: Dr Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Crohn’s disease

What research do Guts UK fund into IBD?

Since Guts UK was founded in 1971, we have funded a whopping 76 research projects exploring IBD.

The digestive system is an incredible but complex system and the better we understand how it works, the better we can look after it. Our research has the capacity to change and save lives, please consider donating to support our research programme today.

Together we can do more. Together we can diagnose earlier, develop kinder treatments and ultimately find a cure for digestive diseases like IBD.

How can you help?

  • Support us: You can help scientists turn curiosity into life-changing discovery by donating to our research programme today.
  • Share far and wide: Scroll to the bottom of this article to share on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In or via email.
  • Share your story: The team at Guts UK learn from every single person we talk to. Share your story and experiences of IBD with us today – help us help others.
  • Tell a friend: 1 in 4 people experience digestive symptoms at any one time. Tell a friend, raise the banner in your community or workplace – you never know who might benefit.

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