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  • Aug 2019

    Entyvio (vedolizumab)

    Entyvio (vedolizumab) is a prescription medication that's used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease. It's a biologic drug. Entyvio comes as a solution that's given by intravenous (IV) infusion. It's not available as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment

    A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's.

  • Aug 2019

    How to recognize Candida in stool

    The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2019

    What is bile acid malabsorption?

    Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here.

  • Jun 2019

    Could a plant based diet be the answer to Crohn's disease?

    Following a plant based diet helped one man with Crohn's disease achieve complete remission after a year of standard treatment had failed to do so.

  • Jun 2019

    Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice

    New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators.

  • May 2019

    What to know about folate deficiency

    Folate is an essential nutrient. A lack of dietary folate can cause anemia, which is especially dangerous for women during pregnancy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of folate deficiency here.

  • May 2019

    IBD: Blood test could help predict severity, improve treatment

    Predicting the severity of an individual case of IBD may help guide treatment. A new study outlines a blood-based test that can predict IBD's course.

  • May 2019

    What to know about abdominal tenderness

    Causes of abdominal tenderness include a variety of gastrointestinal issues, injuries to the area, and organ-related conditions. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Learn more about abdominal tenderness here.

  • Apr 2019

    Why does my stool smell foul?

    Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Apr 2019

    Researchers explore 'completely novel, nontoxic' IBD treatment

    Researchers identify a new method that could allow them to treat and even prevent the development of inflammatory bowel disease, among other conditions.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about tumor necrosis factor

    Tumor necrosis factor is a protein involved in inflammation. Excess tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in the blood has a role in inflammatory conditions, such as forms of arthritis and irritable bowel disease. In this article, we look at TNF, its links with medical conditions, and how to reduce TNF levels.

  • Mar 2019

    Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

    Humira is a biologic medication that treats inflammatory conditions. In this article, we look at the safety and risks associated with taking Humira and drinking alcohol. We also discuss other Humira side effects and interactions.

  • Mar 2019

    Stelara vs. Humira: What's the difference?

    Stelara and Humira are two biologics that help treat immune conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s disease. In this article, we look at the similarities and differences in their effects, benefits, and risks.

  • Mar 2019

    IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

    Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation.

  • Mar 2019

    IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

    Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms.

  • Mar 2019

    What are the facts of Crohn's disease?

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders.

  • Feb 2019

    Treating constipation in Crohn's disease

    Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to expect during a bowel resection

    A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all

    New research suggests that fecal transplants from 'super donors' could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's.

  • Jan 2019

    Crohn's disease and joint pain

    Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complications. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    Immune system vs. gut bacteria: How vitamin A 'keeps the peace'

    New research illuminates the vital role that moderate levels of vitamin A have in preventing the immune system from attacking the bacteria in our guts.

  • Dec 2018

    Can chemotherapy help treat Crohn's?

    When traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are unsuccessful, a doctor may prescribe chemotherapy. Learn about whether chemo is safe, the different types available, and whether there are any side effects here.

  • Dec 2018

    IBD increases prostate cancer risk by fivefold

    According to a new study, inflammatory bowel disease increases the risk of developing prostate cancer. This finding opens up a challenging clinical debate.