Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic bowel disorder that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. IBD can cause painful symptoms that can happen at anytime. This condition can sometimes make it difficult to do certain tasks, such as traveling.

With some planning beforehand, there are many ways people with IBD can avoid emergencies and travel cautiously. One way is to first plan out your healthcare resources by getting all of your medical information from your doctor. This information should include what medications you take, and copies of your prescriptions. Wherever you go, always bring enough medication that will last you for the whole trip and keep it with you at all times.

Other tips include packing a bag that is full of bathroom and medical necessities such as toilet paper, wipes, plastic bags, and plenty of underwear and clothes. If you are driving for long hours, plan out your routes based off of bathroom availability. Lastly, make sure you are sticking to your diet plan and don’t consume foods or drinks that will cause you to have a negative reaction.

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