Why we think IBD should be considered a Chronic Illness

Published on Nov 25, 2013

Elliott and Rob from Gut Inspired, a group of Canadians living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD; Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis) talk about why IBD should be considered a ‘chronic illness’. When living with IBD, understanding and support are incredibly important. Imagine a world where you don’t have to explain what living with IBD is like because your friends, family and employers already know, where the government sees digestive disease as a priority and where people experiencing IBD symptoms are identified and diagnosed right away. We think this is possible if you keep taking the time to tell others what it is like living with IBD. Elliott, and Rob share from their first-hand experience living with IBD and challenges they have faced in hopes that their actions, might help others. We hope you share your story too. For more information about Gut Inspired and living well with IBD visit www.gutinspired.ca or join the conversation. www.Facebook.com/gutinspired www.twitter.com/gut_inspired | @gut_inspired