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Best foods for a Crohn's disease flare-up
In a person with Crohn's disease, a flare-up can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a loss of appetite. Eating the right foods during a flare-up can help ease symptoms and speed recovery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a change in bowel habits?
Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article. (Medical News Today)

Can Crohn's disease be fatal?
Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn's disease
Cannabis oil relieves symptoms and improves quality of life in people with Crohn's disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know
Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn's disease
Diarrhea is common in Crohn’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea. (Medical News Today)

What to expect from Crohn's infusions
Crohn's infusions are medications called biologics that can help reduce Crohn's symptoms. Learn about the types of Crohn's infusions, the side effects, and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn's disease
Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance both affect the digestive system and cause some of the same symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, these two conditions also have their own specific symptoms and differ in their causes, risks factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn's disease?
Researchers are increasingly looking into whether probiotics can help reduce symptoms for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and risks, as well as what the current research concludes. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's disease surgery: What to know
While surgery cannot cure Crohn's disease, it can help reduce a person's symptoms and prevent life-threatening complications. In this article, learn about the different types of Crohn's disease surgery, how to prepare, and what to expect from recovery. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Accutane and Crohn's
Some cases studies have identified a possible link between Accutane, an acne medication, and the development of Crohn’s disease. Does this medication increase a person’s risk? We look at the research. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease in women
Crohn's disease is equally common in men and women but can affect them differently. In this article, learn about four symptoms of Crohn's disease in females. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments. (Medical News Today)

Is carrageenan safe to eat?
Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it. (Medical News Today)

What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not classify Crohn's into different stages. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?
The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoid during a flare-up, along with other diet tips for managing the disease. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Ally's Law
Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. Learn more about the history of Ally’s Law, where it applies, and how to use it. (Medical News Today)

Is there a cure for Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease is a chronic disease for which there is currently no cure. Researchers are looking into specific bacteria, the microbiome, and inflammation to try to find a cure. For now, the goal of treatment is to relieve and reduce symptoms. Learn more about the latest developments in Crohn's disease treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of Crohn's disease?
Cramping, stomach pain, and weight loss are some of the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The symptoms that the disease causes depend on its severity and the area of the digestive tract that it affects. Learn about the signs of Crohn’s disease, its complications, and other diseases that can cause similar symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What are gastritis and duodenitis?
Gastritis and duodenitis are two similar conditions that involve inflammation of regions of the digestive tract. They share many symptoms, including stomach pain and nausea, and have the same causes. The treatment will depend on the cause of the problem, but doctors can usually cure these conditions effectively. (Medical News Today)

Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms
Cannabis users report that the drug relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. A new study explains the mechanism behind this anecdotal evidence. (Medical News Today)

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