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Managing IBD

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, can have a significant physical impact on individuals living with the condition. With the right IBD management plan and support system, you can take charge of IBD and still pursue your college education and other life goals.Managing Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis does not just involve visiting your doctor for a regular check up. It includes navigating your daily activities, following a treatment plan, knowing how your disease affects your body, and how it can affect you emotionally among many other factors. Whether you are just starting college, or graduating to the next part of your life's journey, it is important for you to work with your doctor to help you keep your symptoms and inflammation in control. Many patients with IBD manage their disease through:

  • Medication options
  • Surgery 
  • Dietary modifications/ or nutritional therapy
  • Seeking emotional support when needed

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