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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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6 Types of foods that could make your ulcerative colitis symptoms worse

Posted: November 16 2020

By Natasha Lavender Tuning into how you feel after meals is an important part of managing ulcerative colitis. There’s no exhaustive list of foods to avoid with ulcerative colitis and also no definitive proof that foods cause chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like ulcerative colitis in the first place. But there are certain categories of foods you […]

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Commentary: Understand the evolution of IBD

Posted: November 16 2020

There are four epidemiological stages of IBD — emergence, acceleration in incidence, compounding prevalence and prevalence equilibrium. We believe we could place every country into one of the first three epidemiological stages of IBD evolution, currently. Over time, we feel that countries will transition through all of the first three stages, and eventually we will […]

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Genetic risk for fatal blood clots identified in IBD patients

Posted: November 11 2020

In a retrospective study recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai investigators found that a combination of rare and common genetic variants in some IBD patients significantly increased their risk of developing clot-causing thromboembolic diseases. “The genetic signature we identified more than doubled the risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots in approximately 1 in 7 IBD patients,” […]

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Severe form of inflammatory bowel disease linked to mouth bacteria

Posted: November 9 2020

Severe ulcerative colitis – a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – has been linked to a newly-discovered strain of oral bacteria, a study led by UNSW Sydney has found. Scientists have discovered a molecule called ‘pSma1’ in bacterial cell samples from people with severe ulcerative colitis. The molecule was found in some strains of […]

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