IBD’s Many Comorbid Conditions

IBD’s Many Comorbid Conditions
Comorbid Conditions with Crohn's Disease and IBD Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis often come with comorbid conditions, which can be described as secondary health problems. Comorbidity means that more than one disease (a comorbid condition) can occur in a patient's body. (Multimorbidity refers to more than two diseases manifesting in the same patient.) Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients have to worry about many other conditions piggybacking on their illness, including additional chronic diseases and extraintestinal manifestations. Doctors diagnosed me with Crohn’s disease in 2016. Later, they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, depression, anxiety, and more. And my medical care team and I have been talking costochondritis lately. Put simply, I am a multimorbidity patient. I have found in IBD forums that it is pretty common to say that “you cannot just have one illness.”
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