Tag Archives: crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are part of the group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Prior to the 20th century, before the rise of hygiene and urbanization, inflammatory bowel disease was quite rare. Currently, IBD is… Read More
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
A drug known as ustekinumab (Stelara) has been found to show promise in treating Crohn’s disease in cases where other treatments have been unsuccessful. Stelara blocks inflammatory agents interleukin-12 and interleukin-23. It has been used to treat psoriasis – and… Read More
This week’s health news roundup presents articles discussing irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, kidney stones, inflammatory bowel disease, and cataracts. This week we discuss how IBS symptoms may be lowered with modified rye bread, natural treatments for Crohn’s disease, higher… Read More
In Crohn’s disease, genetic variants prevent “good” gut bacteria from working. Co-author of the study Dr. Dermot McGovern said, “Bacteria historically have been regarded as an enemy of the body, but more recently we have been identifying bacterial types that… Read More
Blood in stool is a possible symptom for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Blood in stool that is a result of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will appear red or bright red, whereas if the blood is coming from the… Read More
The colon cancer vs. Crohn’s disease debate is generating a lot of interest in the medical community, and rightly so. Every year in the U.S., approximately 57,000 people die from colorectal cancer and 147,000 new cases are diagnosed.
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Shingles risk can increase with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to the research. A cohort study of 108,604 patients has found that the risk of contracting herpes zoster risk is greater in IBD patients than non-IBD patients. Those taking… Read More
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis risk was found to be associated with the long-term use of oral contraceptives. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are more common in women than men, and previous research has linked… Read More
Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and colon cancer can be treated with experimental breakthrough therapy. The findings come from UCLA where researchers have found a way to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis by using a chemical inhibitor capable of blocking… Read More
Ulcerative colitis and colon cancer risk has been found to be linked to certain proteins and sugars produced by the body. Hepatocyte nuclear factor 4-alpha (HNF4-alpha) plays a role in both inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis and colon cancer.… Read More
Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease both cause inflammation of the intestines, and although there are some overlapping symptoms each condition has its own unique disease course that requires a very specific form of treatment.
Distinguishing celiac disease and Crohn’s disease… Read More