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Today is IBD World Day

19.05.16 |
Iron Deficiency Blog

Today,  over five million people worldwide are observing the World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day.  IBD is a collective name of a group of disorders in which the intestines become inflamed. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There is currently no known cause or complete cure for these chronic diseases and very little public understanding of the pain and the suffering they cause.

Iron deficiency and in its advanced stage, iron deficiency anaemia, are very common in IBD patients, mostly due to  long term internal bleeding, reduced iron absorption due to inflammation or low amounts of iron in the food due to restrictive diet. One of the main symptoms of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia is fatigue, a more extreme form of tiredness.

As a part of its ongoing commitment to help IBD patients to improve their quality of life, has created a brand new microsite dedicated to IBD – It aims to provide educational information about iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia from the perspective of an IBD patient. Just visit us to find infographics about IBD and iron deficiency here a fatigue survey for the assessment of energy levels here and an interactive symptom browser here.

Check out the IBD Day events

Visit IBD and Iron Deficiency microsite