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Crohn’s disease symptoms in females

Posted: August 4 2021

By Elizabeth Pratt Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The condition is characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Any part of the GI tract can be impacted, from the mouth to the anus. People of any sex are equally likely to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Frequent Symptoms Symptoms of Crohn’s disease may […]

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No ‘one size fits all’ for access

Posted: July 21 2021

The Council is promoting the importance of taking positive action and has compiled a range of practical resources to help. Among the resources, all available online, is a simple premises checklist that helps identify barriers that may prevent people from using their service or group. Council’s community development and participation manager Kim Bush said one […]

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Personal Story

What I’ve learned about work and Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 6 2021

By Basmah Ali Even though my parents were more flexible with my siblings’ and my career choices, it was still expected for us to study hard and do well. That, along with the Western mentality to value fast-paced work environments, can put a lot of pressure on people with Crohn’s disease such as myself. In my case, I […]

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How to reduce your baby’s risk of chronic disease by giving their microbiome the best start

Posted: June 29 2021

By  Dr Lisa Stinson During Kristy Wood’s first two pregnancies, she didn’t give much thought to the microbiome of her babies. But her second child’s tricky start to life triggered a shift. “When it came to my third pregnancy, I definitely made choices that were influenced by what I knew about their microbiomes,” says Kristy. […]

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Personal Story

I Became a model after having my colon removed

Posted: May 13 2021

By Gaylyn Henderson, as told to Sarah Z. Wexler My road to a Crohn’s diagnosis started when I was 13. I had always wanted to model, but I was sick so often—experiencing chronic loose stool and using the bathroom often—that I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. My pediatrician immediately referred me to […]

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5 Common mistakes that can make ulcerative colitis worse

Posted: May 10 2021

By Meghan Rabbitt When you live with ulcerative colitis (UC), you know that symptoms can return even if you’ve been in remission—and even if you’re doing everything you can to avoid a flare. Yet there are a number of missteps you might not even realize you’re making that can worsen your condition, says Matilda Hagan, M.D., co-director for […]

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Research

Patients’ experiences and challenges in living with inflammatory bowel Disease

The purpose of this study was to explore patient experiences in living with IBD and uncover factors that contribute to psychological distress.

Purpose Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) significantly impacts patients’ quality of life and imposes a considerable psychological, social, and financial burden. While the relationship between disease activity and quality of life is well established, the subjective challenges of living with IBD are more difficult to assess, and suggestions for improving patient experiences are lacking. The aim […]

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How the western diet is wreaking havoc on our guts

Posted: March 11 2021

By Markham Heid. GI researchers say that the rise of IBD and other gut disorders likely stems from a mix of factors. But, to a person, they agree that the much-maligned “Western diet” likely plays a starring role. “As soon as a country is westernized, IBD starts increasing, and I think diet is absolutely contributing […]

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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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Why spending time around other living things positively affects your health

Posted: February 9 2021

By Markham Heid. How our environments rub off on us, sometimes literally Since 1989, when an American immunologist named David Strachan first introduced it, the “hygiene hypothesis” has gained attention and momentum. In its original form, the hypothesis held that early childhood exposure to germs — meaning infection- or illness-causing microbes — could protect people from […]

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