Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week!

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week runs from the 1-7th December 2021. It is estimated that Crohn’s Disease affects about one in every 650 people in the UK, and that Ulcerative Colitis affects around one in every 420.


One of these people is our wonderful Kelly who works at TLA Medicolegal. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s when she was 16 years old. Kelly’s colleagues have witnessed first-hand how much of a struggle it can be for her to juggle work and a social life while suffering from the condition.


Crohn’s Disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system. Crohn’s is a chronic condition, and although sufferers may have periods of good health, they may also have times when symptoms are more active. The symptoms will vary depending on the individual, but can include abdominal pain and fatigue.


Ulcerative Colitis is a condition that causes inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. In Colitis, ulcers develop on the surface of the bowel lining and these may bleed and produce mucus. The symptoms will also vary greatly for each individual with Ulcerative Colitis, but they can include diarrhoea, cramping pain in the abdomen, and fatigue.


Starting from today, Crohn’s and Colitis UK are raising awareness about these 2 conditions for a whole week. Please check out their website to find out about the incredible ways they are helping to make a difference –