Information communication

inflammatory bowel disease

My dear patients!

I regard communication with my patients as one the most important ways to practice medicine. That`s why the blog I.M. INFORMATION MATTERS exists.

I always imagine a picture: In case of chronical illness such as ulcerative colitis or crohn`s disease, which will be addressed here in I.M. INFORMATION MATTERS, doctors and patients are preparing for a trail they walk together. To agree on the starting point and to determine the destination, to prepaire for the terrain as good as possible and especially consider the difficult passages that might come up on the way is fundamental to optimize the chance to reach the destination.

The “terrain” in this case is the field of IBD, inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, IBD is a complex issue which is not yet fully understood by science. When we talk about IBD of course we talk about the gut. But it is not only about the gut. It is about the gut and other organs. It is about diagnostic methods, it is about therapeutic approaches. It is about medication. Medication we have known for years and have lots of experience with and others which are new to us. It is about aspects of your daily life. And one aspect is never to be considered isolated. It always referes to another aspect as well.

And that is what I had in my mind when I designed the I.M. LOGO : it shoud be seen as a symbol of a system with microsystems around it, like a galaxy or universe, in which we are moving while discussing inflammatory bowel disease, IBD.

I am creating this blog to give you the chance  to get information on this complex issue of IBD. To understand the context of the disease. You should be able to get answers to your questions on IBD and gain knowledge as easy as possible.  

I.M. INFORMATION MATTERS and makes a difference

I am really happy to start here with you today on I.M. INFORMATION MATTERS !

Take care !

Best regards, 

Dr. Susanne Weyrauch

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