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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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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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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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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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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

According to the Chicago Tribune, a study was published in the journal Genome Medicine that indicated that some probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): In a study published in May in ...
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