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Brian Greenberg

Patient Advocate

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

Brian is 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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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.

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Lifestyle

The Pros and Cons of Living With an Ostomy

An ostomy is not a perfect system but it can drastically improve a patient’s life.

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Living With

6 Tips for Managing IBD Flares On the Road

What can you do when you’re traveling and suddenly experience an IBD flare? Learn how you can stay prepared and relaxed away from home.