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Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

Ulcerative colitis can be endoscopically assessed and characterized as 'active' or 'inactive'. I was wondering how those disease states are related. Do patients with UC regularly alternate between ...
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How effective/accurate are pill cameras for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

How effective/accurate is wireless endoscopy (pill camera) for diagnosing Crohn's disease?
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Crohn's Disease - detection when in remission

Is it possible to detect and diagnose Crohn's when the patient doesn't have any symptoms? For example, the patient had symptoms for over a year, which are not longer present.
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Crohn's disease and naproxen

Naproxen has some side effects, for example: upset stomach, mild heartburn or stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; But can it be responsible for ulcerative colitis or a Crohn's desease flare?
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It is well known that cigarette smoking makes Crohn's disease worse. Is it the nicotine or the toxins, or both?

It is well known that smoking increases both the severity and frequency of flares in people with Crohn's disease. What is not clear is whether that is due to the nicotine or the thousands of other ...
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Is Pentasa an immunosuppressive drug?

Is Pentasa an immunosuppresive drug? I want to know because my brother has been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.
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Can marijuana help treat Crohn's Disease?

I was recently talking to a friend about my Crohns and he said he heard that marijuana can help treat it. When I was first diagnosed, I decided NOT to go on medicine and have therefore been on the ...
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MRI scans for diagnosing Crohn's disease?

How effective/accurate are MRI scans of the small intestine for diagnosing Crohn's disease?
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How can people supplement minerals when they have IBD?

People who are already suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD) are at risk of developing nutritional deficiency. One clinical option is to supplement them. But as their gut is already ...
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Do Job's tears help with Crohn Disease?

While my diagnosis is not yet finished and I'll have my final examination at the end of the month, Crohn's Disease looks like the most likely explanation to my condition at the moment, so I decided ...
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Crohn's or Koch's disease

Can someone take medicines of Crohn's and Koch's disease together, if doctors are not able to differentiate between the diseases?
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