Mediaplanet: Living with IBD: An Invisible Illness
Our executive Director, Kelsey Cheyne spoke with Mediaplanet for the 2021 Digestive Health Campaign on Living with IBD.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a group of intestinal disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. The two most common disorders are called Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
These disorders are sometimes called invisible illnesses because their symptoms are difficult for others to see. Awareness is the first step to understanding, and so we’ve outlined what it’s like for someone to live with IBD. It’s important to note that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can affect each person differently. Pictured in the article are the most common signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. View the full Mediaplanet article on living with IBD here.