Crohn's / IBD

What to know about Crohn’s and the eyes

While the main symptoms of Crohn’s disease involve the digestive tract, the condition can also affect other parts of the body, such as the eyes. As eye tissue is similar to the tissue elsewhere in the body, inflammatory diseases can affect it in similar ways. Crohn’s disease is one of the two major types of […]

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

Upset stomach: Crohn’s disease or something else?

An upset stomach can cause symptoms similar to those of Crohn’s disease, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although persistent gastrointestinal symptoms may indicate an IBD, such as Crohn’s disease, there are numerous other possible causes to consider. The symptoms of an upset stomach often occur after eating a big meal or […]

Crohn's / IBD

How does alcohol affect Crohn’s disease?

A big part of managing Crohn’s disease is making dietary changes to prevent symptoms from flaring. Alcohol is a common trigger for Crohn’s, and some people with the disease need to avoid, or at least restrict, their intake. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, […]

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, […]