Stress and flares: What you should know

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. However, when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it’s important to consider how stress may impact your condition—and do your best to manage it. “There’s a bidirectional link,” says Megan Riehl, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University

How ulcerative colitis affects your body

Read about how ulcerative colitis can affect more than just your GI system, including joints, liver, mental health, and more.

8 complications associated with ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can raise your risk for certain health issues. Learn what to watch out for with these 8 complications.

What to eat during an IBD flare

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your diet can play a role in your management plan.

Have a UTI? It could be related to your IBD treatment

Many people get UTIs, but you may have increased risk if you take medications like biologics. Find out why, and how to treat them.

Pelvic pain in IBD: An overlooked complication

Chronic pelvic pain, a complication of IBD, often goes unaddressed and misdiagnosed. Read about treatments and tips for managing pain.

7 expert-approved ways to relieve bloating

Bloating can be a common, painful symptom of inflammatory bowel disease. Here are 7 tips to consider to reduce bloating.

10 patient-backed tips for dealing with IBD at work

Dealing with IBD at work can be difficult. These 10 tips may help you feel less anxiety and more confidence on the job.

I was misdiagnosed with ulcerative colitis

A big part of chronic illness is getting a diagnosis. But receiving the wrong diagnosis can feel as frustrating as not having one at all.

Depression, anger, and denial: The emotional toll of my diagnosis

This first-hand account of the emotional toll of chronic illness like Crohn's disease shows the journey from depression and anger to coping and acceptance.

Tips to treat and prevent anal fissures with Crohn’s

Inflammation can lead to anal fissures with Crohn's disease. Learn more about how and why fissures happen, and tips for prevention.

Crohn’s disease and ulcers: What you need to know

When you are diagnosed with IBD (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) it can feel a bit scary to hear that you have ulcers in your intestinal tract. When people talk about ulcers, they typically are referring to stomach ulcers. These kinds of ulcers can result from several causes, including medications and bacteria, and can lead

5 easy ways to stress less

These five stress management tips from people with inflammatory bowel disease can help you reduce stress with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

8 ways to ease Crohn’s flares during your period

Some people experience a worsening of GI symptoms during their period. Find out why, and how you can feel better.

How IBD affects your colorectal cancer risk

IBD can increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Learn why, and how you can reduce your risk.

New to working out? 6 tips from people with IBD

Working out with IBD can be a challenge. We've collected 6 tips from people with inflammatory bowel disease on maintaining a fitness routine.

7 complications associated with Crohn’s disease

How are Crohn's complications related to flares, remission, and treatment? Here's what you need to know about the potential health risks of Crohn’s disease.

Can a low FODMAP diet help IBD? 7 things to know

Starting a low FODMAP diet can be a daunting task. Here are 7 things to know if you’re considering this special diet for GI symptom relief.

Breakfast with IBD: What 6 morning meals look like

Tips for breakfast with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from real people with Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.

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