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Do probiotics actually do anything

Posted: August 10 2020

There is an invisible universe hidden inside your body, it’s called the gut microbiome — a vast array of trillions of intestinal bacteria, hundreds of different species. They help digest your food in exchange for a warm, safe place to live. And we are only now starting to discover the gut microbiome plays a much […]

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Atopic disease linked with increased risk for IBD

Posted: August 10 2020

“Previous genome-wide studies have shown that atopic diseases and IBD share several susceptibility genes, which are important for adaptive immune regulation and tissue response, implicating a common inflammatory cascade among the diseases,” Hyun Jung Lee, MD, PhD, of the department of medicine and liver research institute at Seoul National University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However, […]

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Run, jump and dive to the bathroom

Posted: August 6 2020

Running to the porcelain bowl might be your reality if you are a sufferer of ulcerative colitis (UC). The good news is it shouldn’t be the only exercise you do towards your future health. Exercise is the worlds most underutilised drug and it has been proven to aid in managing many of the complex symptoms […]

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Stress-free ways to travel with Crohn’s

Posted: August 6 2020

First, a Note About COVID-19 The pandemic has changed a lot of things, not the least of which is how we travel. If your Crohn’s has resulted in a weakened immune system, it puts you at higher risk of COVID-19 complications, says the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. You may want to rethink your trip, or […]

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How to make food diaries less of a pain with UC

Posted: August 3 2020

While UC, a painful inflammatory disease that leads to ulcers in your colon, isn’t caused by food per se, eating the wrong thing can trigger a flare. “Certain foods can irritate the GI tract,” says Durga Sunitha Posina, M.D, an internal medicine specialist in Stony Brook, NY. “You want to pinpoint what food regimens work well for […]

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Better treatment for people with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: August 3 2020

Finding the right treatment for people living with chronic intestinal inflammation, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), might soon be getting easier. World IBD Day happens on 19 May each year, with the goal to raise awareness about the disease and urge action. IBD is a fairly common condition. Between 35 000 and 40 000 people […]

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Dealing with Crohn’s disease during pregnancy

Posted: August 2 2020

Crohn’s disease , along with ulcerative colitis, are conditions of the digestive tract known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). About one million Americans have IBD, which can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. While both men and women are equally susceptible to IBD, symptoms usually start between the ages of 20 and 40, which can be particularly […]

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Antibiotics use early in life increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease later in life

Posted: August 2 2020

Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in Genome Medicine, provides further evidence supporting the idea that the use of antibiotics in children under 1 year old disrupts the intestinal microbiota – the trillions […]

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7 Ways to work out if you have Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 28 2020

It can be hard to exercise when you’re dealing with symptoms such as bloating, cramping, and abdominal pain. But for people with Crohn’s disease, it’s important to try to work out when you’re able. Research shows that regular exercise can help ease the symptoms of Crohn’s and prevent relapse. Case in point: A research review […]

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Advancements in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

Peer exchange

The Peer Exchange series is built around video panel discussions featuring some of the most recognisable names in medicine. Each program focuses on a specific disease or condition and boasts lively, moderated discussion on a range of topics and issues related to that condition. Access the videos on inflammatory bowel disease here.  

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