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Tips for surviving your first PillCam

Posted: January 25 2021

By Jenna Farmer Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) isn’t a new condition, the scientific developments surrounding it are constantly changing. Along with new treatments, new procedures have also been created to help with the diagnostic and monitoring process of IBD patients. One of these is a PillCam, a nifty piece of technology that’s particularly useful for those […]

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Things to do when you’re feeling defeated by inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: December 7 2020

Finding your perfect treatment and lifestyle combination is like putting together a puzzle. Finding a piece that fits is exciting, but sometimes it feels like you try piece after piece that does not fit. A few of these “puzzle pieces” are: finding a treatment plan that works long term figuring out the best diet for […]

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Podcast: Understanding Crohn’s and colitis part one

Posted: November 23 2020

In part one of this two-part series on Back to Health the panel discussion highlights the main risk factors, the first signs and symptoms, the triggers that can cause flare-ups, and the latest exciting medical advances in the treatment of IBD. Original source here.

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Having a chronic illness helped me prepare for the uncertainty of the pandemic

Posted: November 23 2020

By Bridget Shirvell.  Chortling filled the air as my 1-year-old ran towards the water, only to be scooped up by her uncle on the nearly empty beach in Pacifica, California. It was the day after Christmas, and she’d been running around the beach for at least half an hour with my brother and sister. The […]

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Early, tight control of Crohn’s disease may have lasting benefits

Posted: October 26 2020

Early approaches to treatment of Crohn’s disease followed a step-up algorithm in which the newer medications would only be used if the patient did not benefit from established therapies. This sequential approach — termed step therapy — has more recently been called into question, as studies have repeatedly shown that the newer drugs for Crohn’s […]

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Team develops wearable sensor to help those with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: October 12 2020

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A team of bioengineers demonstrated the wristwatch-like device in a proof-of-concept study funded by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and published online July 28 and in the October print edition […]

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Research

Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in remission

A systematic review and meta-analysis

Summary Background Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often report symptoms compatible with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which might have an effect on psychological health. However, previous estimates of the magnitude of this issue have not accounted for ongoing inflammation as the potential cause. We updated a previous systematic review and meta-analysis to determine prevalence […]

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COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to substantial concerns for patients with IBD who are on immunosuppressive medications, many of whom are using additional protective measures.

Advances in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have substantially improved disease activity and quality of life, and reduced hospitalisation rates and the need for surgery. However, prolonged immunosuppression in these patients can result in increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination and immunisation strategies that […]

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‘Biofeedback’ could ease headaches, anxiety — and maybe a lot else

Posted: September 22 2020

The research on biofeedback Researchers have been exploring biofeedback since the 1960s. Some of the strongest work in support of its therapeutic power has examined its effect among people with headaches. A 2019 review from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found “high-confidence evidence that biofeedback is effective for reducing the frequency, duration, and intensity of […]

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The Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation Resources

IBDYOGA.com is a series of video and audio exercises that will introduce you to yoga, breathing and meditation.

Designed by an experienced yoga teacher, Gina Norman of Kaia Yoga, and an IBD patient-physician, the program is intended to complement your medical treatment and inspire you to continue exploring the exercises in your local community classes. Access yoga videos via the Resources page.

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