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Crohn's Disease Life Insurance

 

We specialise in helping people who have Crohn's Disease find life insurance, critical illness insurance, income protection insurance and travel insurance.

We are experts in knowing which insurers will consider your application, given your Crohn's Disease, with a wealth of knowledge and years of experience. Most importantly, we do all the work for you making this a hassle-free and streamlined process.

Whilst we can’t always guarantee that we can get you life insurance, rest assured that we won’t leave any stone unturned. We will give you an honest assessment as to whether you will be able to get life insurance, as well as an indication of how much it might cost.

If there is a choice between insurers, we will help you find the insurer who is willing to offer you cover at the cheapest rate, so you can be confident in knowing you have the best deal.

We will do all the paperwork for you, and will keep you updated throughout so that you know how things are progressing.

We have a team who are specialists in finding life insurance for people with Crohn's Disease, and they are always on the end of the phone to discuss your needs or concerns. We are a UK based company, you will not have to talk to foreign call centres.

So if you want the peace of mind of having some life insurance in place, we are the people to help.

These are just two of the testimonials we have received after finding life insurance for clients:

“From first point of contact with Life Insurance Help, I was reassured and felt I was in good hands. They kept me up to date on the progress of my application at very stage, and were exceptionally prompt in replying to any query I had. Due to my circumstances it was a long process, but thanks to them, my cover is in place and my mind at rest. Thank you so much.”

“We had difficulty securing adequate life insurance. By contacting Life Insurance Help we have now both got life cover that gives us the peace of mind we were looking for. The people at Life Insurance Help worked so hard to meet our needs, were great to communicate with, and we are both 100% happy with the service we received.”

So please get in touch and tell us about your circumstances, and we will help you find the insurance you need.


 

Crohn's Disease Support

Besides helping you obtain Life Insurance if you have Crohn's Disease, we also want to provide our customers with as much help as possible in dealing with their pre-existing condition.

The two sections below, Useful Links and About the Condition, aim to do just this.

We hope you find the information on this page useful, if you have any other information that you feel would be of benefit to other sufferers, please let us know.


Crohn's Disease: Useful links

Support groups and useful information for people who have Crohn's' Disease.
 
National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Colitis UK
CORE (Digestive Disorders Foundation)
Bladder & Bowel Foundation
The GUT Trust
IBS Self Help & Support Group
Salts Healthcare
 
 
 
 

 

Crohn's Disease: About the Condition

Crohn's Disease is a condition which causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system, usually in the ileum or colon. The ileum is last section of the small intestine, before food moves to the large intestine, and its main purpose is to absorb nutrients. The colon or large intestine is the last part of the digestive system, and it extracts nutrients from undigested food before it is eliminated from the body. However inflammation due to Crohn's Disease can occur at any point in the digestive system. This inflammation over time can damage sections of the digestive system causing additional complications.

Conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis that cause inflammation of the intestines are known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The symptoms of Crohn's Disease will vary depending on how much of the colon is affected, and also depending on the level of inflammation. Symptoms can vary from mild (where the condition is a minor inconvenience) to severe cases (where the quality of life is severely affected). In severe cases, ulcers can form on the lining of the digestive system, and these can bleed and produce mucus.

Common symptoms of Crohn's Disease include abdominal pain, fatigue and bloody diarrhoea. There can also be a frequent need to go to the toilet, weight loss, loss of appetite, tiredness, fever, dehydration and anaemia. Weight loss can be caused partly by loss of appetite due to the abdominal pain and diarrhoea, and also because the inflammation can affect your ability to absorb nutrients from food.

Less common symptoms of Crohn's Disease can include high temperature or fever, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, inflammation and irritation of the eyes, and joint pain and swelling.

The exact causes of Crohn's Disease are not known. Research suggests that genetic and environmental factors both play a part. In terms of genetics, the genes that you inherit from your parents may increase the risk of you developing Crohn's Disease. With regards to environmental factors, Crohn's Disease is most prevalent in westernised countries such as the UK, and less common in poorer parts of the world such as Africa.

Crohn's Disease is also associated with a malfunction of the immune system, where the body’s own cells attack the lining of the digestive system, causing inflammation. The body then takes this inflammation as a sign of further infection, so increasing the immune response in a vicious cycle. Some researchers believe that a viral or bacterial infection may be the trigger to cause the body’s cells to attack the digestive lining. Others believe that it is just a malfunction of the immune system, fighting an infection when no infection is actually present.

Once Crohn's Disease has been diagnosed, you will usually be referred to a gastroenterologist who will assess the severity of your condition. The severity of the Crohn's Disease is judged by how many times you are passing stools, whether those stools are bloody, whether you have symptoms of fever, how much control you have over your bladder, and your general wellbeing.

Although there is no cure for Crohn's Disease, there are a number of successful treatments which can relieve the symptoms. A variety of medications can be used to either reduce the inflammation (such as steroids, typically budesonide and prednisolone, or aminosalicylates), or to reduce the immune system response (immunosuppressants). In may cases of Crohn's Disease, hospitalisation or surgery may be required, if the syptoms cannot be controlled using medication alone. The NHS estimate that 80% of people with Crohn's Disease will require surgery at some point in their life, to remove the inflamed section of the digestive system.



 

About Life Insurance for Crohn's Disease

A life insurance policy is designed to pay out a lump sum upon the death of a person or persons named on the policy.

Most people understand that if they have a family or significant liability, then life insurance is a vital product to make sure the people and things they care about are protected.

There are many different types of life insurance available depending on your needs. The good news is that we are able to help you with all of them.

We take the time to ensure that our customers have the most appropriate life insurance to meet their needs, whilst also making sure that the price is right. Some of our most satisfied customers came to us as they were unable to obtain the life insurance they wanted elsewhere.

We can't guarantee that we can get you life insurance, but we will leave no stone unturned. Given our experience, if we are unable to get you life insurance cover, it is unlikely you will be able to get it at all. We will however give you a good understanding on future insurability, and an honest assessment of your situation.

Whatever your life insurance needs, we are able to help you. We have access to all the products from all of the UK's leading insurance providers.

 

 
     
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