Patient and physician discussing surgery for IBD

Fast Facts About Surgery for IBD

Medically reviewed by Shannon Chang, MD It’s easy to understand why anyone with…


Patient's hand with IV, in hospital for surgery for ulcerative colitis

Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Shannon Chang, MD When medical treatments aren’t…


Silhouette of a person's head with made with pins and strings, how stress and anxiety can affect IBD patients

Is it Anxiety or Stress? How to Tell the Difference

Medically reviewed by Dr. Micol Artom  With or without inflammatory bowel…


Doctor and patient discussing GI and digestive tract issues, IBD symptoms, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis treatments and Crohn's complications

7 Complications Associated with Crohn’s

Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD A necessary part of managing Crohn’s is…


Doctor consulting with IBD patient about low FODMAP diet for symptom relief

Can a Low FODMAP Diet Help IBD? 7 Things to Know

Medically reviewed by Matthew Hamilton, MD When patient advocate and author of…


Anti-diarrheal tablets on table with glass of water to relieve diarrhea related to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

5 Common Antidiarrheals for IBD

Medically reviewed by Matthew Hamilton, MD Taking an antidiarrheal medicine,…


Man lighting cigarette. 9 habits that could make IBD worse, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, UC.

9 Habits That Could Be Making Your IBD Worse

Are certain habits or behaviors—like smoking or skipping doctor…


Person rolling up yoga mat. Meditation can help to relax, relieve stress, manage Crohn's symptoms, be present in the moment.

7 Reasons Why I Practice Yoga and Meditation for Crohn’s

Never knowing when the next flare will strike or what the day is going to…


Hands framing view of country field. Advice for setting wellness goals for IBD, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's.

How I Set Wellness Goals for My Health

Once upon a time, my goal was to stop bleeding from my gut. My goal was to…


Flower growing in crack of pavement. Feelings of Shame, Guilt, Failure associated with Crohn's disease and IBD symptoms.

Shame, Failure and Guilt—Overcoming the Silent Symptoms of Crohn’s

When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1997, I really had no idea…