Why is it important to heal the GI tract?

Continuous damage to our gastrointestinal tract can negatively affect our health and disrupt our quality of life. By addressing the possible complications caused by ongoing mucosal damage, Dr. Nancy Fu (MD, FRCP(C) highlights why mucosal healing is important for our health and wellbeing.

  • 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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