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