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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 […]

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Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Best foods for a Crohn’s disease flare-up

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease often flare up suddenly. Eating the right foods can help manage and relieve these flare-ups. Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along parts of the digestive tract. Like ulcerative colitis (UC), CD is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A CD flare-up can trigger […]

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What can cause a change in bowel habits?

What can cause a change in bowel habits?

Bowel habits vary from person to person. Sudden changes are often harmless, but they can indicate an underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. For some people, one bowel movement per day is normal. For others, having several bowel movements a day or one every 2 days is normal. There […]

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Can Crohn’s disease be fatal?

Crohn’s disease is not usually life-threatening, but it can cause severe or even fatal complications. Crohn’s is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It most commonly affects the ileum, which is the end section of the small intestine, and the first section of the large intestine, or colon. However, Crohn’s can affect any part of […]

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Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide

Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease that can affect the texture, composition, and frequency of stools. In people with ulcerative colitis (UC), the large intestine, or colon, becomes inflamed and develops small, pus-producing ulcers. These ulcers can also develop in the rectum. The type of stool symptoms people experience will depend on the […]

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Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn’s disease

Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn’s disease

Treatment with cannabis can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life in individuals with Crohn’s disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, according to new research presented at a conference recently. Cannabis oil relieved Crohn’s disease symptoms in a new, small study. The study is the first to show, contrary to medical […]