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Spotlight: Weather, Seasons, and IBD

June marks the start of summer so this month, we'll be talking about weather, seasonal changes, and how all of these things affect your IBD. Do you notice a change when a new season starts? Do heat or cold make a difference in your coping plan? How does a new season affect your ostomy? We'd love to hear from you!

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Check out these articles related to weather:

How Summer and Heat Impact My IBD and Ostomy
By Marisa Lauren Troy
For starters, pre- ulcerative colitis, I always loved the summer months...

How I’m Trying to Cope with Hot Weather and IBD
By Jenna Farmer
I blogged a while ago about summertime and IBD. For some of us, it’s the time of year when we’re happiest: our vitamin D is topped up and our stomach is calm. Yet for many people, like myself, hot weather and IBD is a nightmare...

By Paul Richman
Finally, the winter is over! Even though it wasn’t particularly bad weather-wise, everybody looks forward to Spring...

Change of Seasons as an IBDer
By Marisa Lauren Troy
We are now in full swing with the spring weather and before we know it, summer will be here! READ MORE


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