The IBD Healthline app is a support and social network for people with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Diseases) to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another. The app also features insightful articles and research into relevant conditions. The app is built by Healthline Media and is available to download for free on The App Store and Google Play for iOS and Android devices.
When you sign up for the app, you answer a set of questions that determine your interests, treatments, and experience to set your profile. Based on your profile, the app will match you with other members who share your interests and you can share advice, stories, and become friends. The app also allows you to participate in group discussions with IBD experts and other members.
Social networking doesn’t come easily to some people, so the matching feature of the IBD Healthline app can be a great resource for those less social people. The app determines your matches based on interests so you can chat with someone who has a similar sensibility. You can also browse other members and request to match with specific members of the community if you wish.
Even if you’re not into chatting one-on-one with another member, you can join the live discussions with IBD Healthline guides about topics that interest you. You can share stories about your experiences and find discussions about topics you care about like Diet & Alternative Therapies, Treatment and Side Effects, Inspiration, or Navigating Healthcare – among others.
The IBD Healthline app also contains many news stories and wellness tips that are reviewed by Healthline’s medical professionals. The articles will pop into your feed and you can customize the content based on your interests, whether it’s treatments, clinical trials, diet, or something else.