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Experts May Have Finally Found The Cause Of Crohn’s Disease

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  Great news for those with the notoriously hard to treat condition. People with Crohn’s disease know the uncomfortable symptoms of the chronic condition all too well: diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue, among others. But what doctors have not been able to tell the approximately 565,000 people in the U.S. with Crohn’s is why they’ve …

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How Living With Crohn’s Disease Has Affected My Mental Health

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Do these phrases sound familiar? “Listen to your gut” “Gut feeling” “Gut-wrenching experience” “Butterflies in the stomach” There is a book that’s a bit of a bestseller right now, “The Mind Gut Connection” by Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, demonstrating the inextricable, biological link between the mind and the digestive system. …

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10 hospital moments only IBD patients will understand

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For those of us with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) hospital check ups are a regular part of our lives. Even in long periods of remission, we can’t escape them.   Yet, just like life with IBD, hospital trips are far from straight forward. In fact, even the simplest of appointments …

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8 Superfoods for Crohn’s Disease

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High fiber and Crohn’s don’t make a good pairing, but there are still plenty of superfood options for a healthy diet.   Look for “superfoods” in any online search engine and you’ll generate a long list of possible choices chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. While superfoods are beneficial for good …

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16 Things Only People With Crohn’s Disease Know

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1. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disorder that affects your gut, or any part of the digestive system. It’s been a year since we posted this photo of @bethyt_ on our Facebook page. Since then it’s received 245,000 likes, 20,000 shares and 12.6 million views. Bethany’s photo sparked international media …

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Diverticulitis Vs. Crohn’s Disease

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  Diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease are inflammatory conditions of the intestine; however, diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that have formed in the large intestine and Crohn’s disease is inflammation of the intestinal lining anywhere along the small or large intestine. Cause The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) says that …

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