dating with IBD, when to tell your significant other

When to Tell a Date About IBD

Have you ever been on a first date and spent most of it in the bathroom? I…


Tips to control stress with IBD include relaxing with a cup of calming herbal tea

3 Strategies to Control Stress

One of the No. 1 pieces of advice my gastroenterologist gives to me is to…


Pelvic pain with IBD

Pelvic Pain in IBD: An Overlooked Complication

Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD A complication of inflammatory bowel…


Dealing with IBD at work, woman takes a meditation break outdoors

10 Patient-Backed Tips for Dealing with IBD at Work

Life with inflammatory bowel disease is a challenge for many—the uncertainty,…


I Was Misdiagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis

For most of us with chronic illnesses, a big part of the journey is receiving a…


Fulfilling life with chronic illness; group of young people having fun conversations on a patio

Person First, Patient Second: 10 Tips for Living a Fulfilling Life

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when I was 14 years old. I’ve…


The way back to health; Natalie Suppes in a hospital during a Crohn's flare

Unbreakable: Taking Back My Health After a Crohn’s Diagnosis

Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD It all started with loose bowel…


Depiction of the emotional toll of chronic illness, an illustration of a person struggling with a mental health concern

Depression, Anger, and Denial: The Emotional Toll of My Diagnosis

When I first heard the words “You have Crohn’s disease,” some pretty obvious…


Struggling with invisible illness, World IBD Day

What an Invisible Illness Really Feels Like

Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD Having an invisible illness comes with…


Troy Parsons shares his experiences with Crohns, an invisible illness

But You Don’t Look Sick—the Reality of an Invisible Illness

Medically reviewed by Pat Bass, MD How often do you look at someone and think…