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 and the Power of Routines

Living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be like riding a roller coaster that never ends. Living like this makes it extremely hard for a patient to get into a routine that can improve his or her life. As soon as you think you have a rou...
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Winter Activities With IBD

Many people have an urge to go outside and enjoy winter activities. But with IBD, the prospect can be frightening. The anxiety can build quickly, until you’re saying to yourself, “I just can’t enjoy the winter months." The fact of the matter is ...
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The IBD Merry-go-round

Credit: Thinkstock Recently, I was walking my dog around a park and saw a group of kids running around a merry-go-round. I watched as they played on it. Sometimes everything was going smoothly, the kids were running properly, and the merry-go-round w...
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Crohn’s, UC and The Changing Seasons

Many IBD patients who live in areas like the Northeast, or anywhere else with changing seasons, talk about how their Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis worsens during these times.
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Ostomy Surgery For Men With IBD

Sometimes we exhaust all efforts to overcome our Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. As patients, we go to the ends of the earth looking to find something that might work. There are success stories out there of people who have changed their diet, ...
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Talking About Dating And Intimacy For Men With IBD

Credit: Thinkstock Men aren’t known for their openness or for talking about a wide variety of topics. Intimacy is one topic that most shy away from, but when you have a chronic disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, it’s one that need...
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