Latest by Brian Greenberg

The IBD Merry-go-round

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 was spinning fast. T...

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.

10 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery

This is extremely important. You must go into surgery with confidence. You also need to know what is happening during the surgery so you’ll wake up ready to recover.

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, ...

Talking About Dating And Intimacy For Men With IBD

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 needs to be discussed. ...

Swimming With IBD: Kathleen Baker

During the Rio Olympics, the Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis community had its eyes on U.S. Swimming team member Kathleen Baker.

Ways To Become Active Again After A Flare

Living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis is never easy. It’s a daily battle that many don’t understand. Most people roll out of bed, feel fine, and begin their day without any problems. For many patients with IBD, life is completely differen...

Digestive Disease Week 2016: The Pros and Cons

This was my second year attending the Digestive Disease Week conference, where doctors, reps from hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, patient advocates and others get together to cover all digestive diseases. At DDW you hear and see the latest ne...

Being High Maintenance with IBD

Going away for a short weekend means packing **everything **I might need ro can think of, for anysituation that may arise.

Living With IBD Every Day

On multiple occasions I’ve had friends ask what it’s like to live with inflammatory bowel disease and I’m sure that, if you’re reading this, you have too.