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.

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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Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis: Accepting Your Condition

We are taught at a very young age not to discuss what happens behind the bathroom door, and even though Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis go far beyond the bathroom, patients often stay quiet about their disease. But once we begin living on our ...
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Running Your Race: The NYC Marathon with Crohn's Disease

There are a lot of things that seem impossible to even the healthiest and active people in the world. The 26.2-mile distance of a full marathon is something that many people shy away from. In many ways, it’s unhealthy for the body to complete this ma...
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Anal Fistulas: The Symptom No One Talks About

Crohn’s disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Understandably, people don’t talk much about one of the most painful symptoms that can accompany Crohn’s: anal fistulas.
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Be Smart with IBD During the Holidays

Credit: Thinkstock Right around the last two months of every year, the pressure to celebrate with friends and family is ramped up more than normal — and most of these celebrations center around food. For someone with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative col...
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