Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease where the person’s immune system attacks the intestines. It’s classified as an invisible disease, which can make it difficult for others to understand what the patient is going through. In this video from Gut Instinct, a Crohn’s disease patient talks about some of the insensitive things other people say to her on a regular basis about her condition. *Contains some adult language*
The vlogger discusses some of the unsolicited medical and nutritional advice she receives from well-meaning friends and family, along with some of the things people say that they feel is sympathetic but really isn’t, such as comparing inflammatory bowel disease to lesser conditions and not really understanding how fatigued and unwell a person suffering from Crohn’s disease actually feels.
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