Advances in our understanding of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have led to research that explores new pathways for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here are some of the notable new types of therapies that are being evaluated in clinical trials.
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As a patient with a chronic illness, I know first-hand what it feels like when a doctor’s office isn’t listening to you. Using my experiences, I’ve come up with a step-by-step guide on actions you can take to advocate for yourself when you feel your doctor isn’t hearing you.
Recent research suggests that vitamin D deficiency may have an impact on the development of IBD, the severity of the disease, and whether or not the disease stays in remission. Learn about the results and how to make sure you are receiving enough vitamin D.
A recent study evaluated the presence of specific food additives in foods commonly eaten by pediatric Crohn's patients. The findings aim to influence future patient education on what foods or additives should be avoided to prevent disease activity in individuals with Crohn's.
In this episode, I'm accompanied by Ali, a runner, podcast host, writer, and patient advocate. She's joining me between training runs and her jam-packed work schedule to talk about her Crohn's, overcoming her fear of clinical trials, and banning her husband from... the bathroom?
In this episode, I talk with Brooke (also known as Crazy Creole Mommy). Brooke talks with us about her incredible journey into becoming a patient advocate, and tips for being a parent with a chronic illness.
In this episode, Aaron and I have a discussion surrounding his IBD, how he helped identify his new rare disease diagnosis, and the way that his life as a patient has inspired him to purse a career in scientific research.