Mission

To empower patients with trustworthy information about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Why We’re Here to Help Patients

There is an endless amount of medical information online today, yet it is incredibly hard for patients with chronic diseases to find detailed, trustworthy information to answer their questions. It is this lack of quality information online that causes doctors to steer patients away from “Dr. Google”, yet, patients still go online in search of answers because they don’t have enough time with their doctors or because questions arise when they aren’t with their doctors. Something needs to change.

We are here to empower patients and improve their health.
At Trusted Therapies, we are bringing together passionate international experts to answer questions that patients ask us every day. We are excited to share our knowledge with a much larger audience of patients than we can see in our practices.

If you have any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear it (Contact Us).

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian Bressler

About Dr. Bressler

After specializing in the treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis at Harvard, I became very active in patient education and Crohn’s and colitis research.

Ranked in the top 50 Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis experts in the world out of 50,000 gastroenterologists. http://expertscape.com/ex/crohn+disease

Current roles:

  • Gastroenterologist at St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Consulting Staff Physician within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Medicine.
  • Director of the Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) training program at UBC
  • Lead IBD researcher at the GI Research Institute

Approximately 5 million people around the world have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

5 million have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

IBD is as common as Type 1 diabetes and epilepsy, and more than twice as common as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.

IBD is as common as Type 1 diabetes and epilepsy

25% to 50% of IBD patients relapse annually.

25% to 50% of IBD patients relapse annually

Children (ages 1 to 16) account for 20% to 25% of the IBD population, diagnosed with Crohn’s disease as early as their first year of life.

Children (ages 1 to 16) account for 20% to 25% of the IBD population

The peak age of IBD diagnosis is around 25.

peak age of IBD diagnosis is around 25

For every person diagnosed with IBD there are a host of significant others who are also affected by the emotional toll the disease takes on a family, the economic consequences of lost work time or school, drug therapy that isn't covered, worry and more.

For every person diagnosed with IBD a host of others are affected

The causes of IBD are unknown however the high rates of disease in Western countries and the emergence of disease in developing countries suggest that urbanization, modernization, or Western diets may be contributing factors.

The causes of IBD are unknown however