Brian Greenberg

Brian Greenberg, Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 11. His freshman year of college, he began a roller coaster ride of flares, hospitals stays, major surgeries, and more, with brief breaks of good health. After having an ostomy surgery 6 years ago, making it permanent 3 years ago, he is happy with his quality of life and enjoys helping others with their health journeys. When his health cooperates, he enjoys triathlons, hiking, climbing, skiing, and more. Find Brian on Twitter @BrianIIF.

Traveling When IBD Flares

What can you do when you’re traveling and suddenly experience an IBD flare? Learn what you can do to stay prepared and relaxed while away from home.
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Breaking Down IBD with DBT

There is a variation of CBT called dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which may be used to approach the challenges of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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IBD Can Be a Good Thing

Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can take over a patient’s life, but no matter how bad a situation is, there is always a positive side, too.
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2016 IBD Highlights

Credit: Thinkstock Every year, it seems the Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis communities are making progress to bring awareness to our diseases; scientists are making progress to better treatments; and the world is becoming more educated to the ...
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Have IBD? Here Are 7 Ways to Improve Your Life Now

Credit: Thinkstock If you live with a chronic illness, I have a question for you. Are you doing everything you can in order to make the most of what you’ve been given? Even at my sickest, when I had all the symptoms Crohn’s can throw at a patient, I ...
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