14 Things that People with Crohn's, Colitis, and IBD Hate Hearing
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a broadly used term to describe certain conditions, such as ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease, that cause adverse effects on the gastrointestinal tract and abnormal responses in the immune system. If a person has UC, then only their large intestine will be affected, but if they have Crohn's disease, their entire digestive tract will suffer from inflammation (CDC).
People who have IBD report that daily living routines can be extremely challenging and often painful. Weight, fatigue and pain are just three of the many symptoms that any number of factors can make worse on people with these annoying, miserable conditions. While kind friends and loving family members might mean well, there are many comments on weight, looks, or diet can hurt the feelings or alienate people with IBD.
We’ve put together a list of a few things the people suffering from UC or Crohn’s disease hate to hear from other people.