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7 Ways to Help Yourself During a Flare-Up of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Share on Pinterest and are the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These lifelong conditions involve inflammation of the digestive system. Ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine, while Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive system, from mouth to anus. These conditions can be managed but not cured. For...

Ask the Expert: A Sit Down with a Gastro

Share on Pinterest Is it possible to be misdiagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC)? How will I know if it’s a misdiagnosis or that I need a different treatment? People often confuse UC with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s is also a common inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A few of the symptoms are similar, such as remissions and...

What Tests Are Used to Diagnose IBD?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.The two types of are:Ulcerative colitis (UC): affects the large intestine and rectumCrohn’s disease: can affect any part of the GI tractThe symptoms of IBD are also signs of other common conditions. This...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) vs. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

When it comes to the world of gastrointestinal diseases, you may hear a lot of acronyms, such as IBD and IBS. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a broad term that refers to chronic swelling (inflammation) of the intestines. Inflammatory bowel disease is often confused with the noninflammatory condition irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Although the...

Ultra-Processed Foods May Increase the Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Share on PinterestResearchers say a regular diet that includes ultra-processed foods increases your risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).They say foods such as red meat and salty snacks themselves don’t necessarily increase the risk. Rather, it’s the way the foods are processed.Experts say you can reduce the amount of ultra-processed foods in your...


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