11 Things Not to Say to Someone With Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
What not to say
by Anne Harding
Living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, is a challenge.
People with these serious conditions can lose weight during a flare-up and gain it all backand then someif they need to take corticosteroids to get symptoms under control. And it can be hard to find food that's OK to eat, because the conditions differ for everyone.
For all these reasons, certain commentssuch as those that focus on looks, weight, and dietcan be more harmful than helpful. Here's what not to say.
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