There are about one million people living in the United States with inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, but in Beverly Hills it often doesn’t feel like that. To someone who struggles with the embarrassing and frustrating symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, it can feel like you are incredibly alone, and that no one else can fully understand the fear and anxiety that surround the possibility of a flair up.
It is important to remember that you are not alone. In fact, there are plenty of support groups available for people who are getting treatment for IBD in Beverly Hills. One of these support systems is the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, who have offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Finding Support Close to Home
The symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease can be difficult to manage—especially when you are trying to move on with your life. Everything from traveling, attending business meetings and even exercising can become a challenge when they take you away from the safety of a nearby bathroom.
It is no wonder that anxiety and stress levels are often extremely high among those coping with inflammatory bowel disease. Without a support network to turn to, many people with IBD end up letting their condition impact their lives in more ways than necessary, interfering with career goals and health ambitions on account of the severe, chronic discomfort.
In Beverly Hills, the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation offers support in a wide variety of avenues, including education, counseling and research. One of the unique programs offered in the greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County, San Bernardino and Beverly Hills is the “Power of Two” support system. Those newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in Beverly Hills can benefit from this by being paired up with someone whose been coping with the disease for some time. This program can help you to develop better coping strategies, stress management techniques and most importantly acquire the awareness that you are not alone in your fight against inflammatory bowel disease.
For more information about the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation, as well as details about the “Power of Two” and their other support and education programs, check out the Crohn’s and Colitis of America website for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas.