Best Crohn’s Disease Videos of 2013
Best Crohn’s Disease Videos of 2013
Crohn’s disease is a painful and uncomfortable digestive disorder. It is one of the types of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and is caused by inflammation. As if the painful stomach aches and pains of Crohn’s weren’t enough to deal with, social anxiety and embarrassment often plague sufferers due to the unpredictability in bowel movements. Still, there are plenty of treatment options and management techniques that can help. Watch the following short videos and gain some inspiration and insight from others living with Crohn’s.
Actor Ken Baumann Living With Crohn’s Disease
Despite the utter pain and discomfort caused by Crohn’s disease, actor Ken Baumann points out that advances in medicine have made it possible for patients to live longer, healthier lives. In this video, the “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star tells Dr. Drew about his journey with Crohn’s disease. This includes surgery that removed part of his colon and bowels. Take a look and learn how Baumann is also easing discussions about Crohn’s through his public involvement.
Jennifer Sheppard: Even Though I Have Crohn’s Disease, I’m Still Able to Live a Normal Life
Jennifer Sheppard offers inspiration from her personal experience with Crohn’s disease in this video from Baylor Health. While the college student does acknowledge the stresses and discomforts associated with the disease, she also offers hope. With persistence, managing Crohn’s disease does get easier. Jennifer goes on to acknowledge the success a gluten-free diet has had on mitigating symptoms and stress. You may consider asking your doctor whether such a diet may complement your treatment.
Things NOT to Say to Someone with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (Part 2)
Have you ever had a discussion with someone about Crohn’s disease and wanted to slap them silly? In this video, Sara Ringer takes a humorous twist on discussions about the disease by talking about the worst things to say to someone with IBD. One example includes confusion between IBD and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Another pet peeve of Ringer’s? People telling her she’s lucky that her disease helps her keep her weight down. Get ready to share a few laughs as you hear the most outrageous comments people make about IBD.
How Do You Know if You Have Crohn’s Disease?
If you suspect you or a loved one has Crohn’s disease, then this video is a must-watch. Here Fox News uncovers the differences between Crohn’s from IBS and ulcerative colitis. Oftentimes, people will mix these three conditions up, when they are in fact separate. You’ll learn that one of the key distinctions is the extent to which Crohn’s disease affects the body. You can also direct your friends and family to watch this video to help them clear up misconceptions about the disease once and for all.
Choosing the Life You Want Living with IBD
Crohn’s disease, a form of IBD, can significantly interrupt your life – but only if you let it. As seen in this video from Gut Inspired, inspiration to overcome IBD has to start in your gut. Listen to stories from three men who have battled IBD and have been able to do activities that their doctors once told them they couldn’t do. From going to school to climbing mountains, these guys will leave you with hope and determination to keep fighting your disease.
Squatty Potty Toilet Stool: How Toilet Posture Affects Your Health
When you feel the sudden urge to go, all you can likely think about is finding a toilet. But, as Squatty Potty reveals, the traditional sitting methods on toilets can actually worsen your condition. This revealing video explains how sitting on your potty actually restricts the puborectalis muscle, which then chokes the rectum. The natural squatting position doesn’t cause this type of restriction, so you can go comfortably. Learn how a Squatty Potty stool can help prevent complications of Crohn’s disease, such as hemorrhoids and ulcers.
Elijah Explains His New Ostomy
While Crohn’s disease most often shows up in early adulthood, bowel diseases can affect people of all ages. Get ready to feel your heart warm up and watch young Elijah explain his ostomy bag. Elijah isn’t even in school yet, but he has already had some real life experiences. You’ll gain inspiration to last throughout the day as you hear Elijah proudly relay his surgery story and how he can’t poo normally.
My Story With Crohn’s Disease
For many people with Crohn’s disease, it’s difficult to open up about the realities of living with the chronic condition. This personal story belongs to a young female patient who normally goes viral to discuss beauty tips. She felt it important to reveal her history with Crohn’s disease, from early symptoms to struggles with treatments. It’s important to hear others’ stories like these to prevent isolation and feelings of loneliness.
2013 Take Steps TV PSA
This year’s PSA from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America urges the public’s support of IBD through funding for research. Currently, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease. In this video, the CCFA says that 1 in 200 Americans are affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The debilitating effects of the diseases are a reason for the foundation’s urgency in finding better treatments, and hopefully cures. Interested parties can learn how to donate to this cause.
Don’t Let Crohn’s Take Over
Crohn’s disease can take over your life…but only if you let it. These videos can help inspire you to never give up, and provide better understanding for those who know little about IBD. The National Institutes of Health says Crohn’s disease is most commonly seen in people ages 13 to 30, but it can strike at any age. Treatment today can help prevent the uncertainties of tomorrow, so see your doctor right away.
- Crohn’s Disease (n.d.). The National Institutes of Health. Retrieved November 5, 2013 from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/crohnsdisease.html