What is IBD?
“IBD” stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are chronic inflammatory bowel diseases that belong to the group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It is usually located in both the large intestine and the rectum. Most common symptoms are diarrhea, bloody stools and abdominal pain.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It can be located anywhere in the digestive system, but usually it is in the end of the small intestine and in the large intestine.
Toilet access card
The Estonian Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association (EIBDA) started to issue a toilet access card to its members to help them gain access to the nearest toilet in times of urgency. There are about 2,500 people in Estonia who need the card every day.