What happens when you are diagnosed with an EIM?

Obtaining a timely diagnosis of an EIM is a critical part of receiving appropriate treatment. Dr. Chris Ma (MD, MPH) advises to accurately report systemic symptoms to our health care team in order to avoid long term damage and sustain good health.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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