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As suggested by one small human study and one study in mice, nicotine might improve Crohn's disease in the colon but aggravate Crohn's disease in the small intestine. Nicotine Enemas for Active Crohn's Colitis: An Open Pilot Study (Hindawi, 2008) Thirteen patients with active rectosigmoid Crohn's diseae...were given 6 mg nicotine enemas, each day for ...


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N.b. My institution does not have access to this journal and the upload you made has since been deleted There are a number of ways of scoring the severity of ulcerative colitis on endoscopy; there are at least 8 in clinical use. They all take into account visible features such as vascular patterning, presence of ulcerations, the friability of the mucosal ...


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Supplementation of vitamins and minerals in the context of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) should be specific to existing deficiencies in each patient (1). There is little evidence in this context for blind ingestion of over the counter supplements without a diagnostic correlate for, or at least reasonable clinical suspicion of a particular deficiency. Do ...


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Are there other ways of supplementing? Are there supplements that are not contraindicated? Yes. There are ways to deliver vitamins directly to the cell without needing to be passed by the intestinal system. E.g. Vitamin B12, one of the most commonly deficient vitamins observed in IBD and crohn's patients as uptake is mainly oral and the main site of oral ...


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I have it on good authority that bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii are effective at combating C. difficile, which is largely responsible for IBS. Here are a couple of citations from respectable sources: bacillus coagulans and saccharomyces boulardii.


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Some IBS patients benefit from probiotic supplements. Those with the best efficacy include Align, Culturelle and VSL#3.


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