May 2, 2019 |  written by IVX Health

World IBD Day

World IBD Day takes place annually on May 19th, uniting people across the globe in the fight against IBD such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

What is World IBD Day?

World IBD Day exists to encourage those living day in and day out with IBD to build awareness about the severity of these diseases. IBD looks different in each patient and can affect any person from any walk of life.

How do I participate World IBD Day?

Raising awareness about IBD and continuing the conversation about how severely the symptoms can be of living with these diseases is what World IBD Day is all about. World IBD Day has several additional participation suggestions on their website including using the hashtags #makingtheinvisiblevisible and #worldibdday2019 on social media with your story. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation also has an interactive map you can add your location to and virtually stand in unison with the international IBD community.

What tips can I take away from World IBD Day for the upcoming summer season?

Next week’s Memorial Day holiday kicks off the season of grilling and outdoor gatherings — which can cause anxiety for IBD sufferers. Don’t stress though, take a deep breath and offer to bring a side dish to your next gathering that your body tolerates. It can be difficult to know what ingredients are in other dishes, so always ask. When trying unfamiliar dishes, plan to sick to small portions, and always stay hydrated. Most importantly, enjoy your time spent with friends and family!

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.