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Update Your IBD Vocabulary


Your health care team likely uses a lot of words that you've never heard before. Keep up with them by visiting the IBD glossary.

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How Much Do I Tell My Child About IBD?

When your child is diagnosed with IBD: how much should you tell her about her health? Here: a by-age guide to helping your child understand IBD.

How To Feel Less Lonely

Does your IBD leave you feeling lonely? Here are ways to meet people and become less isolated despite your IBD.

Foods To Eat For Diarrhea

People with IBD have chronic diarrhea. Here you will find a list of foods that may help when diarrhea is at its worst.

How Does The Hygiene Hypothesis Relate to IBD?

The hygiene hypothesis is the idea that being "too clean" in industrialized countries has led to the development of autoimmune disease such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

How To Be An Understanding Spouse

When you're the well spouse in a relationship, you've got a difficult road. Here you'll find some tips on how you can help your spouse or significant other who has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Packing A Bag For The Hospital

Have you ever gone to the doctor, only to wind up being admitted to the hospital? Be better prepared for an unexpected hospital stay by having a bag packed already.

Do Oral Contraceptives ("The Pill") Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?

Can oral contraceptives cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? There have been some studies that show a connection between the pill and IBD, yet there are others that show no association.

The Bathroom Dream

Do you ever have dreams about not being able to find a bathroom when you need one? Perhaps you dream about finding a bathroom but it is horribly unclean or

Phase 1 Clinical Trials

How do new drugs get their start? Trials of new drugs in humans begin with a Phase I trial to determine a drug's safety.

Tips For A Better Infusion

When IBD medications are given by infusion, some preparation can help infusion day go smoother. Here are some tips on how to get ready for an infusion.

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