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Thiopurine Medications Are Linked with Risk of Severe COVID-19 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Thiopurine Medications Are Linked with Risk of Severe COVID-19 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

Jan 05// Coronavirus COVID-19 Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients taking thiopurines either alone or in combination with TNF antagonists were more likely to have severe COVID-19 disease.

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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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10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Nov 30// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

You may mean well, but these statements and questions can come off as insensitive or even disheartening to those with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Anemia Might Be Early Sign of Crohn’s Disease, Especially in Men

Sep 25// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study suggests that otherwise healthy people who’ve recently developed anemia ought to be flagged as higher risk for developing Crohn’s disease.

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What the Prime Minister of Japan Taught Me About Navigating My ‘Invisible’ Crohn’s Disease at Work — and in Life

Aug 31// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Witnessing a world leader step down to prioritize health reminds me that doing this is not admitting defeat, but rather taking charge of the fight.

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‘Leaky Gut’ Might Be an Early Warning Sign of Crohn’s Disease, New Research Shows

Aug 25// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

People who went on to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease were significantly more likely to have had ‘abnormal intestinal permeability’ than people who did not have a Crohn’s diagnosis.

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