IBD School

To help you and your family better understand Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the University of Michigan Crohn's and Colitis Program has created a series of short, educational videos called IBD School.

Our goals are for you to understand your disease, understand your choices of tests and treatments, and make more informed decisions that will improve your health and well being.

The Basics
101: Introduction to the IBD Basics video series
102: What is Crohn's disease?
103: What is ulcerative colitis?
104: What causes IBD?
105: Does IBD affect other organs?
106: Does everyone need surgery?
107: Do I have to take medications?
108: Will I be able to live a normal life?
109: IBD mythbusters!
110: Where is my IBD?

More Advanced Topics
201: Urgency
202: Behavioral health and stress management in IBD
203: FODMAPs
204 – Part 1: Fatigue
204 – Part 2: Treating fatigue
205: Telogen effluvium (hair loss in IBD)
206: What causes flares?
209 – Part 1: Causes of symptoms in IBD
209 – Part 2: Causes of symptoms in IBD
213: Blood clots
225: Abscesses
226: Fistulas

Medications – The List
326: Medical marijuana in IBD

Surgical Options
401: When to undergo surgery for ulcerative colitis
402: Surgical options for ulcerative colitis
403: Subtotal colectomy
404: Total proctocolectomy
406: Ileorectal anastomosis
412: Strictureplasty and small bowel resection

How to Interpret Your Labs
501: C-reactive protein
502: ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
503: Fecal calprotectin
504: Complete blood count (CBC) Part I
505: Complete blood count (CBC) Part II
512: Tuberculosis testing with QFTB and PPD

Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding
801: Fertility in IBD
802: Breastfeeding and IBD
803: Risks of flares during pregnancy
804: Pregnancy and IBD medications
806: Pregnancy and delivery with IBD
807: IBD, flares, and the postpartum period
809: Inheriting IBD