Get a Quick Overview of Crohn’s and UC

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Are you dealing with a recent Crohn’s or UC diagnosis?

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (UC), you’re not alone. You’re one of about 1.6 million Americans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Your Health Comes First—Always. Make Sure You Understand It.

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.

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Real UC patient

I would tell someone who was just diagnosed that it can be managed. It’s going to be okay.

JORDAN | Real Crohn’s Patient

Real UC patient

Keep Track of What You Eat and How You Feel

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Keep Track of What You Eat and How You Feel

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.

Stay Connected With a Support Group or Online Community

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Stay Connected With a Support Group or Online Community

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.

Take a Few Minutes to Make Your Personal Action Plan

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Take a Few Minutes to Make Your Personal Action Plan

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.

How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Doctor

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How to Have a Better Relationship With Your Doctor

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.

QUESTION FOR YOU

How long have you been diagnosed?

"I'm not diagnosed"

It’s still important to be open about symptoms you might be experiencing.

Partner with your doctor>

 

"Under a year"

Always stay positive and be proactive. Make sure you know the facts about your condition.

GET THE FACT SHEET>

"1 to 3 years"

Make the most out of every appointment with your specialist.

GET THE Doctor Discussion Guide>

"3 to 5 years"

Do you know how inflammation affects you inside the body—and impacts your symptoms?

See Inside Inflammation>

 

"Over 5 years"

Keep treatment conversations open with your specialist and have more productive visits.

Get The Doctor Discussion Guide>

 

QUESTION FOR YOU

How often do you experience symptoms?

“Daily”

Schedule an appointment with your specialist and make the visit even more productive.

GET THE Doctor Discussion Guide>

“Weekly”

Have an open conversation with your specialist. Make the most of your next visit.

GET THE Doctor Discussion Guide>

“Monthly”

Make sure that you’re telling your doctor everything they need to know to help you.

GET THE Doctor Discussion Guide>

“Rarely”

Did you know that inflammation can affect you—even if you don’t have symptoms?

SEE INSIDE INFLAMMATION>

Know the basics of Crohn’s or UC

See an overview of facts on Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (UC)—all on one downloadable page.

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Understand your inflammation

Explore and learn how inflammation affects you with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (UC)—from inside the body.

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Get a Restroom Request Card* and helpful info

Have a discreet way to ask for access to restricted restrooms if you have symptoms. And get updates, resources, and more sent to your inbox.

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Understand your inflammation

Explore and learn how inflammation affects you with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (UC)—from inside the body.

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Looking for a gastroenterologist?

Find a gastroenterologist—a doctor who specializes in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)—near you.

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Make the most of your appointments

Our doctor discussion guide can help you talk effectively with your doctor during your visits.

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