About Crohn’s & Colitis

Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis are Iife long gastrointestinal disorders  that commonly present themselves in children, adolescents and adulthood. Collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the conditions are an emerging global disease, with Australia having one of the highest prevalence in the world. About 1.6 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This figure includes about 780,000 people with Crohn’s disease and another 907,000 with ulcerative colitis. Researchers have estimated that 6 to 15 new cases of Crohn’s disease are diagnosed per 100,000 people each year.  More than 80,000 Australians live with these conditions, with numbers expected to increase to more than…

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