Inflammatory bowel disease is a term that usually describes its two main conditions, Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
While UC affects the colon and the rectum, Crohn’s can affect anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract.
Both are long-term, incurable conditions that can be incredibly isolating and even debilitating. Both can result in surgery and in rarer cases, death.
But enough of the negatives, because, as explained above, IBD is incurable. So, with a situation like that, it’s best to make the best of a bad situation – and find some positives.
Here are ten positives that come from living with Inflammatory bowel disease.