Tag Archives: crohn’s
Unbeknownst to most people, our intestines are full of bacteria. Most of our Western culture has demonized bacteria, blaming them for causing infections and inconvenience. However, we as a species would not be able to survive without them, as they… Read More
The human digestive system is an important part of the body. It breaks down the food we eat, absorbs nutrients, and is even home to many helpful bacteria. There are many conditions where the digestive system has become compromised in… Read More
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week runs from December 1 through December 7, so we present articles relating to these inflammatory bowel diseases including the differences and similarities of Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis, the impact of these chronic conditions… Read More
Crohn’s disease patients show signs of mild cognitive impairment. Cognitive responsiveness was found to be 10 percent slower in Crohn’s disease patients, and this impairment was associated with symptom severity and active inflammation.
The results go hand in hand with… Read More
Chronic inflammation in Crohn’s disease is associated with abdominal tumors (peritoneal mesothelioma). The researchers examined data from nearly 3,800 participants with malignant mesothelioma (MM), of which 500 had peritoneal mesothelioma (PM), to look for a possible link with Crohn’s disease.… Read More
Smoking after Crohn’s disease surgery increases the risk of relapse. More than half of Crohn’s disease patients will undergo surgery to remove affected areas of the bowel. Surgery is not a cure for Crohn’s disease, and relapses are quite common.… Read More
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – both inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) – relapse risk varies during pregnancy, according to research. The study revealed that women with active IBD near the time of conception have a higher risk of a relapse… Read More
Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis are conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system, and although they may present themselves similarly, they are two very unique conditions.
Crohn’s disease is part of the group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Prior… Read More
Psoriasis increases the risk of Crohn’s disease in women. Research revealed that women with psoriasis have a fourfold risk of developing Crohn’s disease, based on data from two large cohort studies. On the other hand, psoriasis did not increase… Read More
The findings of a Denmark-based study revealed that patients with Crohn’s disease have a greater overall risk for colon cancer compared to the general public, but the same was not true for those with ulcerative colitis. The researchers looked at… Read More
Based on the findings of a recent study, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggest that the psoriasis drug Stelara may also be effective against Crohn’s disease.
This drug, which is used to treat the… Read More
According to a research study conducted at the Price Institute of Surgical Research, in Louisville, Kentucky, and published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, U.S. states that report the highest rates of Crohn’s disease (CD) also have high smoking… Read More