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Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation to the lining of the digestive system - most commonly occurring in the ileum or colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss and blood or mucus in your stools. Tre



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What you need to know about pancolitis

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at pancolitis, a form of ulcerative colitis affecting the intestine. Included is information on flare-ups and complications of the condition.



What you can and can't eat on the bland diet

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The bland diet is a diet where people consume soft foods that are easy on the digestive system. Included is detail on studies and whether the diet is safe.



What is chronic diarrhea and how is it treated?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about chronic diarrhea, with a focus on why it might occur and what treatments and home remedies exist to relieve symptoms.



What is left-sided colitis?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Left-sided colitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the left side of the colon, causing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more.



The 10 best Crohn's disease blogs

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Crohn's disease blogs can be a useful source of educational information on the condition and contain tips and accounts from individuals with the disease.



New IBD treatments may combine antifungals and probiotics

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

A review suggests that gut fungi, along with bacteria, play a key role in gut health, and new treatments for IBD may combine antifungals with probiotics.



Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood.



Burning diarrhea: What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Burning diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful and uncomfortable. Learn about the causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor.



What is a hemicolectomy? Uses and procedure

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about a hemicolectomy, including how to prepare and what to expect during recovery. How is it performed and what are the risks?



The colon of patients with IBS reacts differently to bacteria

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

The intestinal barrier of patients with the gastrointestinal disease IBS allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University...



Spondyloarthritis: Symptoms, treatments, and causes

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Spondyloarthritis is a term used to describe inflammatory diseases that cause arthritis. Learn about the types, causes, symptoms, and outlook.



Rural living tied to lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of Canadian populations finds that living in urban households is tied to a lower chance of being diagnosed with IBD, particularly in childhood.



Cake icing pigment could worsen inflammatory bowel disease

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Titanium dioxide - a pigment used in foods, cosmetics, and medicines - could compound IBD symptoms. It should be avoided by patients, researchers suggest.



Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development.



Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from...



Scientists find genes that may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

From hundreds of genes potentially responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, a new genome-wide analysis focuses on a few that may cause the illness.



Ulcerative colitis flares: Managing and easing symptoms

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the causes of ulcerative colitis and what are the symptoms of a flare? Learn how to manage flares, how to reduce them, and when to see a doctor.



Ulcerative colitis: Defining and treating pain

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is the cause of ulcerative colitis pain and how is it diagnosed? Learn about how frequent the pain may be and how to control the pain.



Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PST

What foods may be beneficial and what foods may be triggers for people with ulcerative colitis? How are problem foods identified and avoided?



Crohn's disease vs. ulcerative colitis: What is the difference?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PST

What is Crohn's disease and what is ulcerative colitis? How are they similar and what are the differences in symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Probiotics are similar to the good bacteria already found in the intestines. Can eating probiotics restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract?



Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? Can natural remedies manage symptoms, and what lifestyle and dietary changes are recommended.



New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously...



First endoscopic stricturotomy with needle knife study for intestinal strictures in IBD

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cleveland Clinic doctors have published the first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel...



Soy protein may improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Consumption of soy protein may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.