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Residents urged to back brand new fatigue campaign
Updated 6:24pm Saturday 5th July 2014 in News
REDDITCH residents are being urged to back a brand new fatigue campaign by Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
The campaign, which is being fronted by Sam Faiers from TOWIE, aims to help raise awareness of the serious symptom of fatigue.
It was revealed recently that there has been a 300 per cent increase in the number of young people being admitted to hospital with Crohn’s disease.
Together Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, both Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, are estimated to affect 260,000 people in the UK alone.
A spokesman from the charity said: "Each year an estimated 10,000 young people, aged between 16 and 25, are diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
"We would like to stress that the exact cause of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases remains unknown, however environmental, genetic, bacterial and dietary factors have all been identified by different studies."
For more information on the campaign, visit crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.