Young & Chronic: Crohn’s Disease EditionEpisode 3

“Tell Them Right Away About Your Crohn’s.”

From frequent bathroom breaks to sick days, your schedule can be dictated by the disease. Being upfront with your boss can ease some of the stress.

Choosing to disclose your Crohn’s disease to your colleagues can be hard to do—but it’s even harder to keep it from them, say these four professionals. Discussing your situation right after you’re hired can help prevent misunderstandings that could negatively affect you and your career.

Young & Chronic: Crohn’s Disease EditionEpisode 1

“My Self-Esteem Is Better Than Ever.”

Four men and women share how the disease affects how they think about themselves—and how far they’ve come since receiving a diagnosis.

Young & Chronic: Crohn’s Disease EditionEpisode 2

“She Thought I Was Cheating on Her.”

Trying to hide Crohn’s disease from a partner is impossible, say those who’ve been there. But honesty just might bring you true intimacy.