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.

Conditions Covered:Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Digestive Health

Latest by Brian Greenberg

How I Manage IBD With an Olympic Mindset

Crohn’s and UC can break down your body, and it can take years to build your health back up. Here’s how one man did it through fitness.

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.

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.

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.”

IBD and the Importance of Hydration

Fighting off dehydration when you have IBD.

How Living With an Ostomy Changed My Life

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

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.

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.

IBD: More Than the Commercials Show

IBD isn’t just about finding a bathroom. It’s so much more.

Traveling When IBD Flares: Tips to Help You Manage

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