What are Crohn’s and Colitis?

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), lifelong diseases of the gut. They are painful, debilitating and widely misunderstood. And there is no known cure.

Crohn’s and Colitis – the two forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease – are lifelong diseases of the gut. They are painful, debilitating and widely misunderstood. And there is no known cure.

When you have Crohn’s or Colitis, your immune system doesn’t work properly. Your body starts attacking itself, causing ulcers and inflammation in the gut. 

Imagine having a wound that never heals – only it’s on the inside. Every time you eat or drink, it’s like rubbing salt into that wound.

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. Use these infographics to help raise awareness: