NHS Struggling to Provide Adequate Care for Bowel Disease ‘Outbreak’ in Scotland

According to doctors, the NHS is falling short to offer adequate care for a rising number of Scots having bowel disease.

Since the 1980s, the occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease has twofolded in Scotland.

At present, Scots are the most liable in Europe to be detected with conditions like Crohn's disease.

But doctors say that several NHS units are striving with low financing, with a shortage of expert nurses.

Dr. Daniel Gaya, an expert in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, said that Crohn's disease was on the rampage in Scotland.

He said, "It's almost reached epidemic proportions. At Yorkhill children's hospital they're diagnosing one new case of Crohn's disease every week, which has major implications".

Stephen Murphy, 21, was detected with bowel disease when he was just 11 years old.

He said that he possessed no energy and every time he would eat anything, he felt sick.

His mother took him to the hospital and it took almost a week to diagnose Crohn's.

The condition inhibited Mr. Murphy's development, but ever since he is undertaking treatment, he has grown many inches.

Nobody is sure why Scotland has such an elevated level of bowel disease or what prompts the condition in some people.

Dr. Gaya said the ailment is untreatable, needing clinical and most often surgical treatment.