Free talk on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

by prestwichfocus on 21 October, 2019

BURY & Rochdale Care Organisation is inviting local people and Trust members to come for a free talk to find out more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) on Tuesday 5 November, from 2 to 3pm, at Fairfield General Hospital.

IBD is a complex and incurable condition that has a major impact on patients’ lives. More than 300,000 people in the UK have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, which are the most common forms, and which are both becoming more common. Symptoms usually include pain, cramps or swelling in the stomach, recurring or bloody diarrhoea, weight loss and extreme tiredness.

People of any age can get IBD. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, but older onset IBD, which is usually diagnosed at or above the age of 60, is sometimes misdiagnosed. Anyone affected by IBD may also have a higher risk of developing bowel cancer.

The talk will be hosted by international expert Professor Jimmy Limdi (pictured), who is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the NCA.

Prof Limdi, said: “We want our patients to have the best understanding of IBD and access the best treatment available, including research opportunities, which offer the most cutting edge IBD therapies. This is an opportunity for patients to learn more about their condition, the treatments available now, and our hopes for the future through the research studies we are conducting.”

The talk will also include:

  • A potential role for diet in IBD
  • Early diagnosis and use of effective therapies to target the symptoms
  • Novel treatments and how they can be used for patient benefit.

Lead IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist, Jo Taylor, will also be at the event to explain what specialist nurses do, and how they assist in providing a high standard of care for IBD patients.

The free talk will be held on Tuesday 5 November, 2 to 3pm,in the Palmers Auditorium, Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD.

The event is open to all, but we do ask that you to reserve your place by emailing or calling 01706 517302. Please also let us know if you have any special requirements.

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