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About IBD

Amber J Tresca

About IBD focuses on issues vital to people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease). Patients, physicians, and caregivers give their opinions and advice on a variety of topics including nutrition, treatments, mental health, family dynamics, and sexuality as it relates to living with IBD.

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Colitis Conversations: Approaches to Treatment
Feb 21 2022
Colitis Conversations: Approaches to Treatment
After being diagnosed with a form of IBD, it can be a real challenge to understand that treatment is ongoing. Which might mean taking medications for long periods of time. It also means adding in lifestyle changes such as focusing on nutrition and diet, sleep, exercise, stress reduction, and learning about complimentary treatments that might be helpful. There are a lot of barriers to getting treatment, though, including cost and access. Some people might not realize that not only can their healthcare team can help with accessing and understanding treatment choices, but that complimentary therapies have a valid place in the management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr Badr Al-Bawardy, a gastroenterologist specializing in IBD and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Tina Haupert, an ulcerative colitis patient, Certified Nutrition Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and founder of Carrots ‘N’ Cake uncover the ways medication and lifestyle changes can meet in the middle to help people with IBD live a better quality of life. Concepts discussed on this episode include: How the Fecal Calprotectin Test Is Used in IBDComplementary Medicine with Dr. Badr Al Bawardy (YouTube) Causes and Risk Factors of Colon Cancer Why IBD Affects Your Sleep Yoga for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Acupuncture for Ulcerative Colitis (UC)Should You Exercise If You Have IBD? The IBD Anti-Inflammatory Diet Find Badr Al-Bawardy, MD on Twitter, Yale Medicine, and LinkedIn. Find Tina Haupert, FDN-P at Carrots ’N’ Cake, Instagram, Facebook, and the Carrots ’N’ Cake Podcast. Find Amber J Tresca at AboutIBD.com, Verywell, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Credits: Mix and sound design is by Mac Cooney. Theme music, "IBD Dance Party," is from ©Cooney Studio. Episode transcript and more information at https:/bit.ly/AIBD110
Colitis Conversations: The Impact of Ulcerative Colitis
Jan 24 2022
Colitis Conversations: The Impact of Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects our quality of life. What that means, however, is going to be different for each person. It may depend on many factors including disease severity, access to care, and support structure. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis such as diarrhea can prevent people from taking part in activities that aren’t near a bathroom. Bleeding can cause anemia, leaving people feeling tired and unable to go about regular activities. Not to mention the effects on mental health, relationships, and finances. Danielle Gulden, ulcerative patient, ileostomate, and co-founder of Double Baggin’ It and Dr Nana Bernasko, IBD Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Penn State Health, discuss how to manage the effects of IBD on everyday life. Concepts discussed on this episode include: Rectal Bleeding and Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseThe Impact of UC: Quality of LifeThe Impact of UC: Complications Types of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) What Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pain Feels Like Can a Gastropsychologist Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Find Dr Nana Bernasko on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Find Danielle Gulden of Double Baggin' It on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and Tik Tok. Find Amber J Tresca at AboutIBD.com, Verywell, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Credits: Mix and sound design is by Mac Cooney. Theme music, "IBD Dance Party," is from ©Cooney Studio. Transcript available at: