Crohn's / IBD

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice

New research in mice shows that immuno-positron emission tomography can accurately detect inflammatory bowel disease in a murine model and that the imaging technique can reveal specific details regarding mediators of inflammation. In the future, doctors may use PET scanning technology to detect IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that affected approximately […]

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Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease […]

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IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

Repeated cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet have shown promise as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. A low-calorie diet rich in vegetables may reduce inflammation in IBD. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently tested what they describe as the “fasting-mimicking” diet on a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease […]

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What are the facts of Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along the digestive tract. Knowing the facts about Crohn’s can help a person better understand and manage their condition. In this article, we explore Crohn’s disease and its causes, risk factors, and prevalence. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and irritable […]

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Treating constipation in Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease tends to cause frequent diarrhea, but it can also cause constipation. This constipation may result from medications, other health conditions, or lifestyle factors. Doctors consider a person to have constipation if they have fewer than three bowel movements a week. Other symptoms of constipation can include hard or dry stools, pain or difficulty […]

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What to expect during a bowel resection

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation within the digestive tract. While medications are often effective in treating or preventing symptoms, some people may require surgery if standard treatments are unsuccessful. One type of surgery that a doctor may recommend for people with Crohn’s disease is bowel resection. This procedure involves removing part […]

Crohn's / IBD

Crohn’s disease and joint pain

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes a range of gastrointestinal symptoms. Some people with this disease may also experience joint pain. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, that can affect any part of the digestive tract. However, the inflammationmost commonly affects the last section of the small intestine […]