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What to expect during a bowel resection

What to expect during a bowel resection

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation within the digestive tract. While medications are often effective in treating or preventing symptoms, some people may require surgery if standard treatments are unsuccessful. One type of surgery that a doctor may recommend for people with Crohn’s disease is bowel resection. This procedure involves removing part […]

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Crohn’s disease and joint pain

Crohn’s disease and joint pain

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Some people with this disease may also experience joint pain. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, that can affect any part of the digestive tract. However, the inflammationmost commonly affects the last section of the small intestine […]

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Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that affects the bowels. Without treatment, symptoms can get worse, and the inflammation may spread further along the colon, which can lead to complications. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. In people with ulcerative colitis, an overactive immune system attacks the lining of the colon, causing […]

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Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A ‘keeps the peace’

New findings about the role of vitamin A in mediating the relationship between gut bacteria and the immune system may prove “critical” for devising new therapies for autoimmune conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory diseases that affect the intestine. Carrots, butter, and cheese are some of the richest sources of vitamin […]

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Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn’s?

Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn’s?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, primarily in the digestive tract. While there is no cure for Crohn’s, some types of chemotherapy could reduce the symptoms and cause the disease to go into remission. Doctors typically only recommend chemotherapy for Crohn’s disease in very specific circumstances, including when other standard treatment […]

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IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold

IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold

According to the latest research, men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer. IBD causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by a range of gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, bloating, and cramps. Two of the most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease […]

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Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

Doctors are starting to prescribe medical marijuana to treat certain health conditions. Some studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to ease the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This chronic condition causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract. Doctors do not fully understand […]

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Crohn’s disease and pregnancy

Crohn’s disease and pregnancy

Some women with Crohn’s disease may worry whether being pregnant will affect their condition, while others fear that disease or the medications they are taking will harm the fetus. Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation within the digestive tract. Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). […]

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What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

What is the difference between IBS and IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome can both cause abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease is the term for a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the digestive tract, which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. While the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be similar, these […]