The best way to deal with Crohn’s disease is to seek an effective treatment plan. Additionally, it is helpful to maintain a hopeful outlook, healthy lifestyle, and a strong support network—and to strive for leading a full and productive life. Keeping up with the latest information about your condition and making sure you get the best care possible can also help in managing your disease.
The relationship between Crohn’s disease and stress
Many people feel stress from time to time, but there’s no proof that stress itself causes Crohn’s disease. However, emotional stress can influence your symptoms. Here are some tips that may help you manage your stress levels:
Managing the stress of IBD
Brandi Chastain, world-renowned soccer player and IBD caregiver, talks to IBD psychiatrist Dr. Eva Szigethy about managing the stress associated with IBD.
Eva Szigethy, Ph.D., M.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She specializes in the psychological impact of chronic digestive diseases.