Crohn’s Disease is a chronic, lifelong inflammatory disease of the intestines and it can affect anyone of any age. The symptoms usually start in childhood or early adulthood.
There is no cure for Crohn’s but there is medication such as steroid tablets to reduce inflammation and you can access support through the leading charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK. It estimates that there are 300,000 people who have Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis or Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome in the UK. If you have Crohn’s Disease the main symptoms include the following:
Here at Direct-Travel we cover many people with pre-existing medical conditions so call our friendly UK-based contact centre or carry out your medical screening online. Our insurance experts are trained to offer you the best policy that fits your circumstances.
We will also cover other family members and friends who might be travelling with you. Just make sure you tell us of your pre-existing Crohn’s Disease condition and any others that are relevant.
Questions we may need to ask you in relation to Crohn’s include:
It is always a good idea to have a chat with your GP to see if you are fit for travel and to ensure you have all the medication you are going to need whilst you are away. Additionally, find out from your doctor whether any of the medication you want to take is a banned substance in your country of destination.
Once you are all set to go, here are some tips to help you achieve a comfortable trip:
Just remember this: you are not alone and many people travel with Crohn’s Disease, but we hope you find this information useful before you jet off for a relaxing trip.