About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK.

Yet it is largely a hidden disease, and one that causes stigma, fear and isolation – it’s thought that many people with the condition go undiagnosed and suffer in silence. It doesn’t have to be like this.

We are the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and we have dozens of free information sheets, booklets and guides that demystify Crohn’s and Colitis for anyone affected by them, including friends, family, medical professionals and even employers.

Browse the links below to find out about the conditions, their symptoms and treatment – and how you can get a diagnosis if you think you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

If you have any queries about the conditions, contact our dedicated Information Service.