Health & Fitness
Autoimmune Disease in Families | Did Stress Cause My Autoimmune Condition? | Part 3
In this final episode of our three-part mini-series focusing on three people with three autoimmune diseases in one family, 'Joel vs Arthritis' Twitch community member Lauren Gibbons shares her story of living with Ulcerative Colitis and how she believes childhood trauma and stress contributed to the development of her autoimmune condition.
She discusses her journey to diagnosis, her decision to undergo total colectomy surgery, and how she is managing her Ulcerative Colitis today - including by using peer support communities and gaming as escapism.
Lauren also shares her insights on the connection between stress and autoimmune disease and offers advice to others struggling with similar challenges.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Lauren's journey to diagnosis
The decision to undergo total colectomy surgery
Managing Ulcerative Colitis on a daily basis
The connection between stress and autoimmune disease
Advice for others living with autoimmune disease
Using peer support communities as part of the management of long-term health conditions
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