Long featured in third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture"

In the third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture," Millie Long, MD, MPH, and Ron Falk, MD, talk about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)--what it is, how it's different from IBS, and the long journey patients often have on the road to diagnosis. She also discusses what can help patients feel better.

Long featured in third episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Pieces of the Picture" click to enlarge Millie Long, MD, MPH
"People that have inflammation in their bowel could also have symptoms of inflammation elsewhere in their body. Common areas of involvement include the skin, joints, eyes or ulcers in their mouths."

-Millie Long, MD, MPH 


Topics include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease and how it's different from IBS
  • Red flag symptoms
  • How long it takes to get diagnosed
  • Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • The role of diet
  • Mental health concerns
  • Patient involvement in research, and patient resources

Listen to the episode and read the full transcript on the Department of Medicine web site or access the downloadable content on iTunes.

Coming up next week: Multiple Sclerosis with Dr. Ana Felix.

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