Because IBD can often prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed in the body, malnutrition is a serious problem in many sufferers. In addition, people with IBD tend to burn fat calories at a higher rate than the general population and most patients are underweight. Some experts recommend that people with IBD, especially children, consume about 150% of the daily recommended amount of protein today to make up for the deficit.
Let's face it... life is exhausting. For many of us in the chronically ill community, just getting out of bed on a daily basis can be tiring. Then (if you're lucky), you add on a family, chores, possibly a hobby, and a full-time job. I got tired just writing that. I do not have a family of my own, and frankly do not understand how people that do…