As many of us unfortunately know, fatigue is said to be one of the ‘big three’ symptoms of IBD (pain, fatigue, and urgently needing the toilet).
As several important articles note that anaemia may be especially significant in people with IBD, EFCCA, supported by Vifor Pharmaceuticals and A+A Research, are currently carrying out a survey to understand:
- The effects of anaemia in IBD from the patient’s perspective
- The effect of fatigue on a variety of activities in daily life
- How healthcare professionals approach and communicate anaemia in IBD
With the knowledge from this focused survey, we hope to be able to gain more detail about the precise impact that this symptom has, which could help us better understand the problem, raise awareness, and capture the attention of those in a position to help us with the aspects of daily life that are affected.