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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 to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.



Can this biochemical 'switch off' inflammation?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists uncover a new metabolic process involving a molecule called itaconate that blocks the production of inflammatory factors by macrophages.



Inflammatory bowel disease may raise heart attack risk

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

An analysis of more than 17.5 million patients' medical records reveals that having IBD raises heart attack risk independently of other risk factors.



What are the causes of loose stools?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PDT

A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements.



Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium.



What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.



10 rashes caused by ulcerative colitis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

This article looks at skin conditions that are related to ulcerative colitis, including psoriasis, vitiligo, and hives. Learn about causes and prevention.



What is renal colic? Symptoms and relief

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Renal colic is pain caused by a urinary tract stone. The pain can be anywhere in the urinary tract. Learn more about how it is treated.



Colitis and Crohn's: Is 21st century living to blame?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PDT

It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part.



What you need to know about pancolitis

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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



What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. It can also cause a burning sensation in the surrounding area. This MNT Knowledge Center article explains the causes, home and medical treatments, and when to see a doctor.



What is a hemicolectomy?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A hemicolectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon removes a part of the colon. It is done to relieve conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn what it involves, how to prepare for this operation, and what to expect in terms of recovery. The outlook will depend on the reason for the treatment.



The colon of patients with IBS reacts differently to bacteria

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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