Crohn's / IBD

How do doctors test for Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic condition that can cause inflammation anywhere in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus. However, this condition most often affects the small intestine. There is no single test to diagnose Crohn’s disease. A doctor might need to […]

Crohn's / IBD GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

What to know about bowel disorders

Bowel disorders affect the organs in the digestive system, including the small and large intestines. These conditions can prevent the body from properly digesting and absorbing nutrients from food. This can cause symptoms such as diarrhea and constipation. If a person does not seek treatment for them, bowel disorders can contribute to other health complications, […]

Crohn's / IBD

13 snack ideas for Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, though it most commonly affects the intestines. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but it can go into remission, during which a person experiences very few symptoms, if any. […]

Crohn's / IBD Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What to know about Crohn’s disease and intestinal strictures

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can develop in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, which begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. People with Crohn’s disease can usually manage their symptoms, but this condition may lead to additional health complications, such as intestinal strictures. In most cases, Crohn’s disease affects […]

Crohn's / IBD Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses

Common drugs may alter gut bacteria and increase health risks

A new study has found that many common drugs — including those that treat diabetes, digestive problems, bacterial infections, and even depression — could actually predispose people to certain types of infection by affecting the balance of their gut microbiome. Many common drugs can significantly alter the human gut microbiome. Prescription drugs help treat diseases, […]

Crohn's / IBD Nutrition / Diet

Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?

New research finds an association between healthy bacterial compositions and certain dietary patterns and food groups. What is more, the findings suggest that “diet is likely to become a significant and serious line of treatment” for conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. New research examines different food groups and their […]

Crohn's / IBD

How blood vessel health may drive IBD

Inflammatory bowel diseases affect millions of people worldwide, causing debilitating symptoms. Researchers have been unsure about what factors cause these conditions. However, new research may now have identified a culprit — blood vessel dysfunction. Research shows, for the first time, that blood vessels likely play a role in IBD. According to the Centers for Disease […]

Crohn's / IBD

What to know about boswellia

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