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About IBD

Oct 17, 2017

Did you know that more than 70% of people with IBD have reported bathroom accidents (fecal incontinence)? Did you also know that only around 20% ask for help from their physicians? It’s a sensitive topic, to be sure, which is why I offer advice on how to cope with this problem and how to avoid it in the first place. If you’re struggling with this issue I have tips that you can use today but the best advice is to talk to your doctor about it (and I discuss that also!).

2:53: IBD is not a pooping disease!

3:34: 8AM classes — everyone else hates them ‘cause they’re hung over. You hate them because IBD.

4:28: Contact the student services office at your university about getting accommodations.

5:19: IBD is covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which means that you can ask for reasonable accommodations.

6:23: Yeah, I’m gonna come down on coffee and how it affects your digestive tract.

8:18: Not eating/drinking in the morning: how that can be good or bad depending on circumstances.

10:13: Why a lack of appetite can work against you during an IBD flare-up.

12:00: What should come with you when you leave the house?

16:32: Making your IBD emergency kit.

22:40: Vegan Ostomy coping with a leaking appliance in his car at Canada’s Wonderland (I thought he did a full change but actually he was able to change the bag)

23:19: The mental aspect of dealing with bathroom accidents is probably the most difficult one to overcome.


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Intro Music: Acoustic Breeze - -

Outro Music: Sweet - -