Inflammatory Bowel Disease Explained Video

Inflammatory bowel disease includes two conditions, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue and diarrhea. There is no cure for IBD, but medication and surgery can help control it.
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Male Speaker: Every year more than 9000 people are diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. IBD includes two similar yet distinct conditions, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis and typical strikes in the prime of life between the ages of 15 and 35. Dr. Kevin Glasgow is the CEO of the Crohn's & Colitis foundation of Canada. Dr. Kevin Glasgow: The Crohn's & Colitis foundation of Canada, represents some 65,000 people across the country. We're dedicated to finding the cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease also known as IBD Male Speaker: More than 200,000 Canadian are affected by IBD. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue and diarrhea. There's no cure for IBD, but medication and surgery can help control it. Dr. Kevin Glasgow: The Crohn's and Colitis declaration is a declaration that was written by patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Caregivers and Health care professionals. The declaration highlights the need to look at raising education and awareness about Inflammatory Bowel Disease amongst Canadians. Male Speaker: Mike Cappa, a retired Marketing Executive is living with Crohn's disease and was part of the committee that developed the declaration. Mike Cappa: I'm really, really happy with the initiatives that the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada are taking over this declaration. I think it's very important to have people and general become aware of what this disease is about and how it affects people. I would recommend that if you've have the opportunity hear the name, check it out on the website and take the opportunity to sign the declaration on the website. The more people sign it, the more people will know about it and hopefully they'll tell other people. Male Speaker: Alicia Stathopoulus is a High School Student who is diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Alicia Stathopoulus: Growing up in Canada really young, it was really hard because people would look at me and you know they would see nothing wrong with me, but on the inside I was suffering and this pain and like I thought nobody can understand me. Male Speaker: Canada has amongst the highest reported prevalence and incidents rates of IBD in the world. To learn more and show your support sign the Crohn's & Colitis declaration at IsupportIBD.ca.

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