IBD Weekly Podcast

Help raise awareness worldwide for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis with funding of our weekly podcast.

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On 23rd Sep 2015 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporter in 28 days

Project aim

Help raise awareness worldwide for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis with funding of our weekly podcast.

About the project

Welcome to the IBD Podcast! Our aim is to raise awareness for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, and interview those suffering from these conditions, along with doctors, nutritionists and experts every week.

We will discuss a wide ranges of topics, including fund raising events, local meetings, different kinds of treatments, and how adapting to a different diet or lifestyle could help with the condition. Our aim is to not give any direct medical advice but for people in the IBD community to come together and share positive stories.

In 36 countries worldwide, there are 5 million people living with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis; two conditions with no known cause or cure.

25% of people newly diagnosed with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis are children or teenagers.

The lifetime medical costs of a person with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis are comparable to other chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancer, yet they are less well known.

Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. Other symptoms include weight loss, diarrhoea, fatigue and nausea. 

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine.

In 2013, 20,000 young people were admitted to hospital in England with Crohn's disease, a 300% rise in 10 years. This chronic condition is without a medical cure and commonly requires a lifetime of care. Each year in the United States, IBD accounts for more than 700,000 physician visits, 100,000 hospitalisations, and disability in 119,000 patients.

The number of teenagers with Crohn’s disease has jumped more than 300% in the last 10 years

According to figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, some 4,937 of 16 to 29-year-olds were admitted for treatment in England between 2003 and 2004, but last year the figure rose to 19,405.

In order to produce a quality podcast, we will need quality equipment - this will be in the form of microphones, pre amps and editing software. Every pound donated goes to the creation of the podcast.

The challenges we face are providing a good range of guests weekly, keep the content fresh to provide those with more understanding of the condition.

Luckily we have an existing list of resources and contacts, and there are continued developments in the treatment of immune disorders.

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