DMP raise awareness for
World IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Day

DMP-LLP are proud to support and join with others to help raise awareness of World-IBD-Day taking place on Friday 19th May 2017.

To help raise valuable money - For every page share on social media DMP will donate £2.00. This will soon add up!

A donation of £145.01 could help us fund a full days research that will improve lives today and that one day could deliver a cure. £1,210 could fund the specialist training for an IBD Nurse.

IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which is perhaps more commonly known as Crohn’s and Colitis, this is a non-curable auto-immune illness that can affect anyone at any age. Crohn’s affects anywhere from the throat to the rectum; Ulcerative Colitis affects only the large intestine, but symptoms are similar or the same.

A brave personal story;

“I was diagnosed with UC when I was about 27. In 2010 (aged 29) I had my large intestine removed due to the severity of the illness. I had a stoma bag whilst I recovered from the operations and then a 3rd surgery to reconstruct a new bowel using the small intestine, known as a J-Pouch. This year, after 5 or so years of living a fairly normal and healthy life, I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, as ulcers developed on the small intestine and a fistula formed. This is currently being treated with medication.”

Facts about the disease:

  • It affects more than 300,000 people in the UK.
  • Sufferers get diagnosed usually in their 20s. As they are young and look healthy, it is even more difficult to recognise they are ill.
  • Official cause of illness is still generally unknown. There is no evidence that certain foods cause it. Evidence shows it is strongly linked to a person’s hereditary.

The main symptoms of IBD:

  • Cramping pains in the abdomen.
  • Tiredness and fatigue.
  • Feeling generally unwell. Some people may feel feverish.
  • Loss of appetite and loss of weight.
  • Anaemia 
  • Mouth ulcers.

Anyone can help; simply follow the link below to read more about the condition, the research and support services that is happening now.

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/get-involved/donate

"Your support helps provides essential services to people with Crohn’s, Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)"

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