8 Things Not to Say to Someone With Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

8. “Why Are You Always So Tired?”

If someone with IBD calls in sick to work, or has to bail on an event or dinner plans, it’s not because they are rude or slacking, it’s because they are sick. IBD can cause constant fatigue that even the strongest coffee can’t fix. If your friend tells you they aren’t up for a movie, don’t complain, just understand.

Bonus!

David Wolfe suggests salt water for people who are who are experiencing an IBD attack. Salt water helps to reduce the inflammation that causes an attack and hydrated the digestive system for optimal health.

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