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How do doctors test for Crohn's disease?
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. There is no single test for diagnosing it. A doctor might order a few different tests to confirm a diagnosis. Here, learn how doctors test for and diagnose Crohn’s disease. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bowel disorders
Bowel disorders affect the organs in the lower gastrointestinal tract. In this article, learn about the different types of bowel disorder, their causes and symptoms, and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

13 snack ideas for Crohn's disease
Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease, and adjusting the diet can help reduce and prevent symptoms. Learn about the best snacks for people with Crohn’s disease here. (Medical News Today)

What are the 5 types of Crohn's disease?
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder. There are five types of Crohn’s disease, depending on symptoms and what part of the digestive tract they affect. Here, we explain the types and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Crohn's disease and intestinal strictures
Crohn’s disease can sometimes lead to health complications, such as intestinal strictures. Read this article to learn more about the formation of intestinal strictures, the symptoms, and how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Upset stomach: Crohn's disease or something else?
An upset stomach can have many causes, including Crohn’s disease. Read this article for more information on how to tell whether the cause of an upset stomach is Crohn’s disease or something else. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect Crohn's disease?
Alcohol and many other foods and drinks can cause flare-ups for people with Crohn’s disease. Here, learn more about the relationship between alcohol and Crohn’s, what the research says, and how to manage the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Does sunlight change our gut microbiome?
Scientists have found changes in the gut microbiomes of vitamin D deficient volunteers after only three sessions of ultraviolet light exposure. (Medical News Today)

Common drugs may alter gut bacteria and increase health risks
Researchers have found evidence to suggest that many common prescription drugs can impact the gut microbiome, potentially increasing human health risks. (Medical News Today)

Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?
A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep the gut microbiota healthy. (Medical News Today)

How blood vessel health may drive IBD
Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about boswellia
Boswellia is a resin that has widespread use in natural medicine. Scientific research is starting to provide evidence for its effects on inflammatory health conditions. Learn about its possible uses, benefits, and side effects here. (Medical News Today)

What can make passing stool painful?
There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment
A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize Candida in stool
The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could a plant based diet be the answer to Crohn's disease?
Following a plant based diet helped one man with Crohn's disease achieve complete remission after a year of standard treatment had failed to do so. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators. (Medical News Today)

What to know about folate deficiency
Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here. (Medical News Today)

IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment
Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course. (Medical News Today)

What to know about abdominal tenderness
Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal tenderness here. (Medical News Today)

Why does my stool smell foul?
Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment
Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tumor necrosis factor
Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links with medical conditions, and how to reduce TNF levels. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?
Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions. (Medical News Today)

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