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Helping Others Understand

Lesson 13 · 7 min

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is called an invisible disease because its symptoms aren’t obvious to those around us. Many people are unable to understand what they can’t see. That’s why you might hear comments like, “You don’t look sick!”

Support from your family, friends, and co-workers can make living with IBD more manageable. You just might need to help them understand what it means to have this chronic condition. Here’s how. 

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