Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Topics

Latest

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.

By Brian Greenberg

Crohn's: 9 Tips for Moving to a New City

Making a big move to a new place? Here's how you can make the transition as smooth as possible when you have Crohn's disease.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

A Letter to My Colorectal Surgeon

Jackie, who has ulcerative colitis, pens an open letter to the surgeons that saved her life — with a few suggestions for improving communication.

By Jackie Zimmerman

How to Talk to Friends About UC

These tips can help you educate your friends about what it’s like to live with IBD and, in turn, get the support you need.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Dear Society: A Letter From a UC Patient

What with all the stigma surrounding ulcerative colitis and other digestive health conditions, this woman has one simple plea for modern society.

By Jackie Zimmerman

IBD: 3 Women Share Stories About Applying for Disability

HealthCentral spoke with three women who successfully applied for Social Security insurance benefits about their experiences and advice for others.

By Mandy Morgan

How I Overcame 5 Ulcerative Colitis Insecurities

Living with a chronic condition like IBD can leave you with deep insecurities. Here’s how Mandy dealt with hers.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Apply for Disability When You Have IBD

If you can't work because of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, applying for Social Security disability benefits could help improve your life. Here are the steps you need to take.

By Mandy Morgan

Crohn’s Disease: How to Choose the Right College

Searching for the best college? If you’re living with Crohn’s, here are some extra considerations you should take into account.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Crohn's Disease: It's Not All About the Bathroom

Lilly shares the story of her complicated diagnosis and why it’s important to understand this IBD has many symptoms beyond the bathroom stall.

By Lilly Stairs