I’m not affected but I want to share this to awake awareness 💕
Regrann from @tati_piercing_love_sisterhood_ – We are ♥️ •
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are invisible diseases. The symptoms and its effects on the person may not manifest on the exterior, but what goes on internally can be debilitating physically, emotionally, and financially. And with the gastrointestinal tract being a major artery in a person’s daily functioning, the pain felt in the GI tract radiates all over the body causing not only overwhelming stomach pain, weight loss*, increase in weight, malnutrition, arthritis but also emotional distress.
The purpose of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness is to reach individuals who have not heard about these diseases, educate them, and provide them with tools to become IBD advocates.
It is impossible for anyone unfamiliar with these diseases to relate to those affected by it. More than the education, the purpose of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness is to encourage others to find a cure* for these diseases.