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Brian Greenberg

Patient Expert

Diagnosed at 11 which makes my Crohn’s career 24 years. After countless surgeries of various levels I decided for ostomy surgery. Now I’ve lived with an ostomy 7 years and made it permanent 4 years ago. Doing everything I can to overcome my disease and live a normal life.

I am also a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.

Latest by Brian Greenberg

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Lifestyle

9 Ways to Be a Champion of Your Ulcerative Colitis

Is your UC in control of your life? Here are some ways to get back in the driver’s seat, according to people who’ve been there.

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Nutrition

6 Tips for Staying Hydrated With IBD

For many living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, staying hydrated can be hard. Here are tips for avoiding dehydration in the hot summer months.

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Eliminating Restaurant Worry with IBD

Enjoy a night out with less anxiety about what’s on the menu.

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Work

How I Stay Productive at Work With Crohn's

Is your IBD getting in the way of your job productivity? These tips can help you stay on track even with your symptoms.

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Living With

Managing IBD is Like Olympics Training

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis can break down your body. Here’s how one man used fitness to accomplish his goals and get his health back.

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Relationships

Why Living With Crohn's Is a Team Sport

Why go it alone when you have a supportive network to help? Read Brian’s story about learning the value of accepting help from others.

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Managing Flares

365 Resolutions to Live Better With Crohn's Disease

Make 2018 the best year yet with Crohn’s disease with a task a day to improve your life.

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Treatment

I Wish I'd Gotten My Ostomy Sooner Than I Did

“This was two years of pain, fatigue, constant diarrhea, and accidents all the time. Is that how I was supposed to be living in my mid 20s? I don’t think so.”

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Treatment

How Living With an Ostomy Changed My Life

I was scared of having an ostomy. But it gave me my life back.

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Staying Active

Proving to Others You Can Stay Active With IBD

Have you had friends or family ask, “Aren’t you pushing yourself too hard?” Here are some tips to help put their minds at ease.