Brian Greenberg

Brian Greenberg, Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 11. His freshman year of college, he began a roller coaster ride of flares, hospitals stays, major surgeries, and more, with brief breaks of good health. After having an ostomy surgery 6 years ago, making it permanent 3 years ago, he is happy with his quality of life and enjoys helping others with their health journeys. When his health cooperates, he enjoys triathlons, hiking, climbing, skiing, and more.

Talking About Dating And Intimacy For Men With IBD

Credit: Thinkstock 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 need...
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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.
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Ways To Become Active Again After A Flare

Credit: Thinkstock 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 ...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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How to Find a Support Group

Credit: Thinkstock Living with a chronic disease like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis can be extremely challenging. Riding the IBD roller coaster alone makes it even tougher. It’s always good to have a support network around you—people you can ...
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