CROHN’S disease is a chronic condition which causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system – and can cause severe pain for sufferers
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which can affect anyone of any age or gender, although it predominantly impacts people between the ages of 16 to 30.
At least 115,000 people in the UK have Crohn’s disease and around one in 10,000 people are newly diagnosed every year, according to charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
As a life-long condition, a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease can severely impact on a person’s ability to engage fully in day-to-day life, such as work or social situations, due to a range of debilitating symptoms associated with the disease.