What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is one of the conditions belonging to the group known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  Crohn’s disease affects approximately half a million Americans and is a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.  The doctor who first described this eponymous disease in 1932, Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, worked with two colleagues on… Read more »

How Do I Know If I Have IBD? (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a number of conditions characterized by inflammation of the large and/or small intestines, with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) representing the most common forms. Left untreated, IBD can lead to severe complications, as well as substantial pain and discomfort. Below, we will look at some of the symptoms of… Read more »

Answers To Common Crohn’s Disease Questions

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease—two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—affect 1.4 million people in the United States alone. Despite the prevalence of these diseases, very little about their causes, symptoms, or treatment options—especially pertaining to Crohn’s disease— is public knowledge, so we’ve broken down four commonly asked questions regarding Crohn’s disease. Let’s get started.… Read more »

Life With IBD: 4 Tips For Managing Symptoms

For most, stomach troubles are an occasional issue that causes short-term discomfort when a virus or bacterial infection is involved.  But, for over 1.5 million others, their digestive struggles are far more severe.  In fact, for those who are living with the condition known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, painful flare-ups of the disease can be… Read more »

Celiac Vs Crohn’s: Differences And Similarities

We all experience stomach pains from time to time and normally pay little mind to it. It could have been caused by something you ate, how much you ate, a night of drinking, nervousness, or countless other reasons. However, if you feel like you have a persisting problem that leaves you running to the bathroom… Read more »

3 Types Of Screenings Performed By Gastroenterologists

When you are struggling with digestive difficulties or have reached an age when recommended screenings such as colonoscopies should begin, it’s time to include a gastroenterologist in your health care team. The training of a gastroenterologist is very specific and unique, including training in specialized gastrointestinal procedures.  This allows them to provide high quality, comprehensive… Read more »

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

What is Crohn’s Disease? If you or someone you know has Crohn’s disease, you probably have a good idea of how it makes you feel. The symptoms are very hard to miss – they include stomach pain, diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fever, and fatigue. But it might not be all that clear… Read more »

Nutritional Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children occurs as a result of genetic and environmental factors. IBD is a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the intestines. For reasons that are not yet clearly understood, the child’s immune system becomes abnormally active against his or her own intestines. The most common symptoms of IBD include diarrhea (often with blood and mucus), abdominal pain,… Read more »

Crohn’s Disease Diet: What to Eat During a Flare-Up

For those with Crohn’s disease, diet restrictions and monitoring are a part of daily life. Within the GI Alliance, we understand the importance of keeping your digestive system healthy and happy to keep symptoms at bay. No matter how cautious, Crohn’s disease patients will still face digestive “flare-ups” from time to time. When these flare-ups… Read more »