Newly Diagnosed with IBD: What to Expect

Newly Diagnosed with IBD: What To Expect

A webcast for people newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Available on-demand, 24/7

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are lifelong conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. The path to an IBD diagnosis can be long and challenging, and once diagnosed, the patient must come to terms with having a chronic disease while managing symptoms and any side effects of treatment. This comprehensive webcast will cover important information that newly diagnosed patients and loved ones need to know.


Presented by: William H. Holderman, MD

·         Part 1 will cover:

o   What IBD is, including the differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

o   How IBD is diagnosed

o   Tests to expect down the road

o   Working with your healthcare team

·         Part 2 will cover:

o   Treatments for IBD, including medications and surgery

o   The role of diet and nutrition in IBD

o   Additional CCFA resources that are available


This program is supported by Given Imaging, and Prometheus

To view our other educational webcasts on IBD, CLICK HERE

For further information, call CCFA at our IBD Help Center: 888.MY.GUT.PAIN (888.694.8872).

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America provides information for educational purposes only. We encourage you to review this educational material with your health care professional. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. The inclusion of another organization's resources or referral to another organization does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company or product.

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Published: October 31, 2013