The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has declared the first week of December as Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week; a time reserved to inspire Americans to reach toward a cure for inflammatory bowel diseases, help raise awareness, and support research for the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from these diseases.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, known together as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are painful diseases that attack the digestive system. Crohn’s disease can attack anywhere along the digestive track, while ulcerative colitis targets only the large intestine (colon).
Many of our clients have experienced symptoms such as abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Some patients require several hospitalizations and surgery. All of this can understandably result in functional disability sufficient to prevent one from engaging in the material duties of his or her occupation, or any occupation for that matter. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t very often agree, which is whywe are always battling them on behalf of our clients.
Learn more here: http://www.ccfa.org/news/crohns-colitis-foundation-1.html