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Crohns

Author Image Grace
Joined May 2018

I was a sad girl. I wanted to die once and it was a terrible feeling that was in my mind. I got so stressed once that I ... read more

Taking Control of Your Di...

Author Image hbbaum
Joined May 2018

During the winter of 2013, I developed Crohn’s disease, and I was hit with a wave of uncertainty, anxiety, and utt... read more

The Chinese Way

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I had my first attack in 1969, following graduation from high school in Western Massachusetts. Unable to determine the s... read more

Community Forum

Boob Jobs
Author Image kelliwithchrons
Joined Jul 17, 2018

I have Chrons disease and I also have abnormally small breasts and would love to have a boob job in the future. I have a few questions for anyone who ....

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Having Children
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Joined Jul 17, 2018

I have Chron's disease and I want to have children in the future, but I am scared they will get IBD too. Has anyone with CD had kids and how did i....

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Daughter diagnoised with ...
Author Image kelliwithchrons
Joined Jul 17, 2018

so sorry! i just replied and I realize i said your son, while it is your daughter. I am sorry about that

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn's over a month ago and have drastically adjusted my diet along with the medication. My biggest heartbreak is coffee. Do people find it problematic to drink it (only one cup a day) while in remission without it contributing to a new flare up or is it best to be remove it from my diet forever?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’m wondering what oils my daughter can have. She has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I know olive oil is good but vegetable oil is not. What about cotton seed oil, soy bean oil? Palm oil, sunflower oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of Crohn's ileitis. I was wondering what diet and lifestyle changes I should make to accommodate to my disease?

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