World IBD Day 2022

World IBD Day takes place on 19th May each year. World IBD Day unites people worldwide who live with inflammatory bowel disease and raises awareness of this lifelong condition.

Tillotts Pharma UK are passionate about supporting patients living with IBD and supporting those who care for them.


What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

The principal forms of inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease1. These are chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract affecting an estimated 487,000 people living in the UK, and 2.5 – 3 million people across Europe. Patients will typically experience periods of disease relapse and remission with ulcerative colitis mainly affecting the colon, whereas Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract1-3.

A third form of inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis, is characterised by chronic or recurrent watery, non-bloody stools. It is estimated to affect around 119 people per 100,000, although there is substantial geographical variation.1-3

Patient experience if living with IBD

To raise awareness of inflammatory bowel disease, we asked Victoria to speak about her personal experience of living with IBD. Watch this short video of a patient living with Crohn’s disease, to better understand how her diagnosis affects her daily life.

Thank you to Victoria for featuring in this video.

How Tillotts Pharma UK employees support IBD patients

We asked some of our employees to record a short video speaking about how their role at Tillotts Pharma UK contributes to improving the care of patients living with IBD.



1. Rampton DS. & Shanahan F. Fast Facts: Inflammatory Bowel Disease 5th edition, Health Press Ltd. 2016
2. Pasvol TJ, et al. BMJ Open 2020;10:e036584. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036584
3. Accessed May 2022

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