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What’s the Difference Between IBS and IBD?

What’s the Difference Between IBS and IBD?

Dec 03// Inflammatory Bowel Disease
It can be easy to confuse irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both are common chronic diseases with symptoms of abdominal pain and chronic (long-lasting) diarrhea or chronic constipation that can start at any age. Another thing the two conditions have in common is that we don't know yet what causes either [...]
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How Inflammatory Bowel Disease Can Affect the Eyes

Dec 03// Inflammatory Bowel Disease
About half of people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will also have related problems outside of the digestive system. For about 1 out of 10 people with IBD, these related problems will occur in the eyes either because of the disease or as complications of treatment. Treatment-related eye problems occur in about 1 of [...]
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What You Need to Know About Complex Perianal Fistula If You Have Crohn’s Disease

Dec 03// Inflammatory Bowel Disease
There are multiple causes of perianal fistulas, including Crohn's disease; this article covers complex perianal fistulas in people who also have Crohn's disease. What Is a Complex Perianal Fistula? In Crohn's disease—one of the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—the area around the anus (the perianal region) is affected frequently. About 1 of [...]
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What is the Microbiome and Why Does it Matter for IBD?

Dec 03// Inflammatory Bowel Disease
A World With Microscopic Pets We human beings provide homes for many organisms, and not just our beloved cats, dogs, birds, and lizards! We provide a home to trillions of microscopic organisms—the bacteria, viruses, and funguses (like yeast) that live in or on our bodies. It's true that we often think of all microscopic organisms [...]
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What is The Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Does it Really Work?

Dec 03// Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), is a very strict diet that removes all grains and certain sugars from what a person eats. The diet was developed in the 1950s by Sidney Valentine Haas, MD who thought it might help with difficult-to-treat digestive (gastrointestinal) conditions, including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome [...]
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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Acute Treatments to Stop Migraine Attacks When They Happen

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a complex disease of the brain and nerves that causes attacks of headache, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity to light and noise, and other symptoms. Attacks can be disabling. For most people with the condition, both lifestyle management and medication are needed. This article covers medications for treating migraine attacks when they happen—called acute [...]
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Managing Migraine With Medical Treatments: Preventive Treatments to Reduce Migraine Attack Frequency

Aug 18// Migraine
Migraine is a painful and disabling disease of the nerves and brain that can be treated with a combination of acute treatment to stop attacks when they occur and preventive medication ad lifestyle changes to reduce the frequency of attacks. In this article, preventive medications to reduce frequency and severity of attacks are covered. When [...]
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Managing Migraine With Lifestyle Changes

Aug 18// Migraine
Although migraine is a complex brain disease not fully understand yet, much has been learned in the last decade. Increased knowledge has led to better understanding and new ways of managing and treating migraine to reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. There are two main branches for managing migraine: lifestyle changes and medical treatments. [...]
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The 5 Worst Things People Say Because of Migraine Myths

Jul 16// Meningitis
"It's just a headache." No matter how many times you have heard these words or perceived this attitude from someone else, your migraine is so much more than just a headache. Not only is a headache not the only symptom of a migraine attack, it is also not mild or just anything. Migraine is a [...]
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Easing the Pain of Migraine with Nurse Practitioners

Jul 15// Migraine
The Burden of Migraine About 1 in 7 people experience migraine, which are the second highest cause of disability in the world. Not just a headache—migraine is primary headache disorder, which means headache that is not caused by something else. Migraine is a serious condition that causes more than just headache pain, although the pain [...]
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