Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can be challenging to manage, from the physical symptoms that impact your daily life, to managing the stress and worries that accompany a chronic disease diagnosis. One way we can support you is by linking to trusted lifestyle (diet, nutrition, and physical activity), mental health, and emotional apps. These apps are designed to help you manage the impact your Crohn's or colitis has on your mental and overall health by using tools and techniques which have been proven through research to improve resiliency, self-empowerment, encourage and support lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, and increase mindfulness. Please review the descriptions below, and then, using the links provided, you can navigate to the app most suited to your personal goals.
The foundation has reviewed and vetted the apps, and we are providing links as we believe these resources can support you in your IBD journey. Within each app, you'll find Foundation resources and relevant links that may be helpful to you. Please note that these apps may have a fee for use. Details about fees and other information can be found within the apps.
Download the apps here:
|LyfeMD is a virtual solution designed by gastroenterologists and registered dieticians to put the power of diet, nutrition, and lifestyle therapies into the hands of patients. The LyfeMD app includes unique programs to encourage healthy diet and nutrition principles, optimize mood and wellness, and use tracking tools to make life easier. Patients who use this program after 1-month show significant improvements in diet quality, sleep quality, stress, physical activity, and levels of depression and anxiety. Learn more about what LyfeMD option is best for you.|
|We Can't Wait is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's restroom finder app. Finding restrooms when out in public can be stressful, especially for those with IBD who may experience a sudden, urgent need to go. We Can't Wait helps its users find restrooms quickly and easily by displaying nearby restrooms on a map. Users can also search in advance and save restrooms, and filter to find restrooms that have been marked as wheelchair accessible. Download We Can't Wait to easily find over 50,000 restrooms across the United States.|
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