Children with chronic gastrointestinal problems pose a unique challenge to themselves, their families and the school system when back-to-school season hits.
A “smart” pill can help your doctor diagnose gastroparesis, a condition that reduces your stomach’s ability to empty properly. Find out how the pill works.
There’s no single diet that works well for every person with Crohn’s disease, but there are common sense ways to tinker with your diet to dial down symptoms. You also want to pay attention to your reaction to these five food types that frequently trigger GI symptoms.
If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you know diet is important to managing symptoms. There isn’t one specific diet for everyone with IBD, but these fall foods are common triggers.
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If your child has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, you most likely — and understandably– have many questions and concerns. To navigate through this disease, it’s important that you know exactly what this autoimmune disorder is.
If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More
A Facebook post by aspiring model Bethany Townsend, 23, went viral in June, when Ms. Townsend posted a picture of herself in a bikini that revealed her toned body — and her colostomy bags. She has worn them since 2010 to help manage her Crohn’s disease. Townsend’s shame-free attitude about needing to wear colostomy bags is exactly what colorectal … Read More
If you’re facing surgery, you’ve probably wondered about what your scar will look like. But have you stopped to think about those other scars – the ones on the inside? You should. These inner scars – tough tissue bands that form between your abdominal tissues and organs – can develop after surgery. Also known as … Read More
For most of us, the smell of our favorite meal cooking on the stove might inspire a little taste test. But for some people, taking any kind of forkful isn’t an option. Approximately 40,000 people in the U.S. rely solely on intravenous fluids (IV) to meet their caloric and nutritional needs. This therapy is known … Read More
Contributor: Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD You hear a lot about the supposed health benefits of a cleanse or detox, designed to eliminate toxins from your body. There are many claims about various detox regimens, which could be in the form of a fast, diet, drink or powder. Removing toxins has questionable benefits, including: … Read More