Putting your own well-being first can help with managing your condition and lessening anxiety. Being a proactive patient and advocating for your health are important things you can do to make your health a priority. Download our Crohn’s and UC 101 guides for helpful information and read below for more ways to get started.
I would tell someone who was just diagnosed that it can be managed. It’s going to be okay.
Take notes about your physical and emotional well-being as well as what you eat. Our Doctor Discussion Guide can help you track your symptoms, their effects, and other habits in between visits. Being consistent with your log will show any patterns you develop over time.
Being a part of a support group or an online community is a good way to meet people who may be going through the same things. Building relationships by sharing ideas, feelings, and support can help ease anxiety over your diagnosis and provide comfort.
Answer 5 quick questions to see how much time your disease is impacting your life. And get 3 personalized steps to start taking action toward controlling your condition.
A good relationship with your doctor is essential to your care and treatment plan. Get advice from a Crohn’s and UC expert, discover helpful tips on managing appointments, find a gastroenterologist, and more.
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