What to Do If You Develop Antibodies to Your IBD Biologic

Have you ever had to switch biologics because your body developed antibodies? It’s stressful, switching IBD medications. There’s uncertainty and hope and fear all at once. But did you know there’s a specialty blood test you can do to check the effectiveness of the biologic medication you’re taking? The test analyzes the level of drug … Continue reading What to Do If You Develop Antibodies to Your IBD Biologic

3 Reasons to Get a Bone Density Test if You Have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

Three reasons why you should talk with your GI about scheduling a bone density test If you’ve taken steroids for long periods of time You’re not exercising enough You’re suffering from vitamin D deficiency You’re not spending enough time outside You experience malabsorption You’ve had a bowel resection What does a bone density test scan … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Get a Bone Density Test if You Have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

PSC Awareness Day: How Half of Your Liver Can Save a Life

Happy Sunday, friends! But it’s not just any ordinary Sunday. Today is PSC Awareness Day! What’s PSC? you might ask. Why does it need awareness-spreading? Why is it on your blog about inflammatory bowel disease? Is this the same PSC you mentioned in your last post? Today, I’ll answer all these questions by explaining what … Continue reading PSC Awareness Day: How Half of Your Liver Can Save a Life

Chapter 15: A Ticklish Ultrasound & A Puzzling Liver

: October 18, 2017 : Hi you! You deserve a shout out. That’s right, before we dive into today’s topic, here’s a gargantuan thank you for your patience when I disappeared on an unexpected three-month hiatus! During those months of being extremely ill, stressed with accelerated summer courses, and—near the end of that hiatus—hospitalized, I … Continue reading Chapter 15: A Ticklish Ultrasound & A Puzzling Liver