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Why everyone with IBD should be offered therapy

Posted: March 29 2021

By Jenna Farmer. When I think back to the day I received a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, there are a few memories that stick out in my mind. The doctor handing me medication without really explaining what it was. Googling Crohn’s disease in my sedated, half-awake state, because I really knew nothing about the disease. Mostly, […]

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Natural remedies for inflammation

Posted: March 9 2021

Written by Zawn Villines. What is inflammation? Inflammation is part of the body’s natural response to illness. It causes blood vessels to dilate, which allows more white and red blood cells to reach areas of the body that are damaged. In the short term, inflammation is helpful. Acute inflammation helps the body heal from things such […]

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Questions people with ulcerative colitis may have about biologics

Posted: February 18 2021

By Korin Miller For some people with ulcerative colitis, biologics are important for managing many painful symptoms, like diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fevers. First, here’s a little refresher on why these symptoms occur in the first place. Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, causes inflammation and ulcers in your colon and rectum; your specific symptoms may vary depending on where […]

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Research

International perspectives on management of inflammatory bowel disease

Opinion differences and similarities between patients and physicians from the IBD GAPPS Survey.

Abstract Background Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are complex disorders with multiple comorbidities. We conducted international patient and physician surveys to evaluate current experiences and perceptions of patients with CD or UC and physicians who treat IBD. Methods The IBD Global Assessment of Patient and Physician Unmet Need […]

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Ulcerative colitis narrative global survey findings

The impact of living with ulcerative colitis—patients’ and physicians’ views.

Abstract Background The Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Narrative is a global patient and physician survey aimed at identifying the impact of UC and comparing and contrasting perceptions of UC burden and management approaches. Methods Surveys of patients with UC (self-reported diagnosis; n = 2100) and physicians (n = 1254) were completed across 10 countries by The […]

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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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