Author Archives: Alexa Federico

8 Guilty Feelings People With Chronic Illnesses Face And 4 Tips For Coping

Beyond the physical pain of a chronic illness can come emotional pain and feelings of guilt as well. Alexa, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 12, hid her physical pain and worried how putting her health first would affect her relationships. As she’s matured over the past 10+ years, she’s accepted that her health - including her mental health - has to come first. She’s learned t

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5 Ingenious Health Hacks To Feeling Better With Crohn’s or IBD Flare Ups

Whether you are newly diagnosed or a veteran of living with Crohn’s disease or any type of chronic illnesses, flare-ups are not fun. At worst, a flare-up feels like your body is waging war against you. It can be debilitating. I have lived with Crohn’s for over 10 years, since I was diagnosed at age 12. In struggling with this disease, I have become quite acquainted with the agony it can bestow

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