Coming to Terms With an IBD Diagnosis

Learning that you’re living with a chronic disease is never easy. You may get scared, you may feel uncertain about your future, but rest assured that you’re not alone and many others are living with the same condition. In this video from Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients share the best ways they’ve found to cope with the disease.

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The film also discusses what inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is and some of the main symptoms that patients experience. It goes on to offer practical advice for people who have recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, including what to ask your doctor and how to find local or online support so you can meet others who are going through the same thing.

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