Patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease often develop scarring that leads to narrowing or stricture of the colon. Researchers recently studied a natural protein that might be developed to help limit the amount of intestinal scarring from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, helping spare patients from the need for surgery.
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Crohn's and Colitis
Crohn's disease affects everyone differently. Sometimes the damage causes by the form of inflammatory bowel disease is difficult to measure, making it difficult to minimize complications. A new scoring index has now been created by researchers that measures the total damage to the intestines caused by Crohn's disease.
Researchers from the UK and American recently discovered how a yeast gobbling bacteria could help treat Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases. For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific immune boosting bacteria that is stimulated when we consume bread,beer and other fermented or yeast containing foods rich in carbohydrate.
New research suggests obesity could be a major contributor to Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are the result of the the immune system attacking the body. The result of the investigation shows obesity could also prolong the effects of autoimmune diseases that also appear to be triggered by additional environmental factors.
A recent investigation from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests sleep duration may be an important factor when it comes to both preventing and managing ulcerative colitis that affects one million people worldwide.
The CCFA and Janssen Biotech have partnered with celebrity cook and ulcerative colitis patient Sunny Anderson, along with IBD nutrition expert, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg to help patients manage UC and Crohn's disease.
A new drug is in the pipeline for Crohn's disease treatment that is expected to move to a third clinical trial in the near future. The drug, known as GED-0301 or Mongersen is an antisense medication taken orally that has been well tolerated and induced remission in sixty-five percent of Crohn's disease patients studied. The medication could replace injections for treating IBD.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research investigators are currently enrolling patients in a clinical trial that could potentially lead to a cure for moderate to severe Crohn's disease that has failed other therapies including surgery. The treatment wipes out the patient's immune system and then builds a new one to quell inflammation in the intestines.
Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.
Anyone can experience belly bloating, but for people diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulceration colitis the condition can be especially painful and even worrisome. Understanding how to manage bloating if you have IBD and when it is important to see your doctor can help lower your chances of complications and definitely make you more comfortable.
There has been some research suggesting fecal microbial transplant (FMT) might be a treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In a first clinical trial published in Gastroenterology and Endocrinology News, scientists report mixed results.
MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.
Our crustacean friends might be able to help with prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Researchers recently discovered the shells of shrimp, crab and lobster contain microparticles with anti-inflammatory properties that could provide new and inexpensive IBD treatment.
In a first study researchers have found rates of Crohn's disease and colitis have significantly increased in Ontario, Canada. The finding highlights the need to find a cure for IBD that places a significant burden on children and adults diagnosed with the disease, as well as the health care system.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can also affect your skin. When should you see your doctor for treatment and what does it mean?
Can certain supplements help manage Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis? There is promising research about some vitamins and supplements that are worth noting. Here is what you should know if you are diagnosed with IBD about supplements that could help or potentially harm.
Fox59 recently helped a college student with Crohn's disease. The news agency's intervention will hopefully raise more awareness of difficulties experienced by people diagnosed with the disease.
The American Gastroenterological Society has issued new guidelines for treating Crohn's disease that is based on symptoms and treating inflammation. Past treatment was geared toward relieving symptoms that failed to prevent complications including fistulas, abscess and strictures, the group notes.
Researchers are proposing a new way to help patients with Crohn's disease and colitis who are receiving Remicade (infliximab). According to current guidelines, dosing is based on symptoms and weight. Monitoring for therapeutic drug levels could be a new way to help patients maintain IBD remission and ensure patients don't develop antibodies that make the drug ineffective.
New research suggests there could be a role for antibiotics for treating Crohn's disease and colitis. Scientists at Yale University have discovered so called bad bacteria that can cause inflammation related to the intestinal disorders.
One person with Crohn's disease is trying to make a difference in raising public awareness about the disorder that can affect anyone. Here are also some Crohn's disease facts for those who don't understand why those who don't look sick are often left with a lack of understanding about how Crohn's disease impacts their lives.
Consumer Reports conducted an independent study that looked at biologic drugs available for Crohn's disease treatment. Based on their analysis, here is what the report says may be your "best buy" for choosing a biologic medication for treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease that should be discussed with your doctor.
Could the inexpensive drug naltrexone help treat Crohn's disease? There are claims that the medication can be a big help to those suffering from CD, but there is also some information anyone battling Crohn's or colitis should know.
DNA changes found in the blood of children with Crohn's disease could mean a way to determine who will develop the inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD). Scotland scientists also say epigenetic changes could mean a better understanding of Crohn's disease and new treatments.
David Rakel, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director, University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has some advice for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Based on study reviews, prebiotics and probiotics both keep the gut healthy. But combining the two can help IBS as well as chronic constipation. Here's how to get started.
If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?
New and exciting research has identified epigenetic changes that occur among children with Crohn's disease. How genes interact with the environment has been the subject of study for a variety of diseases. Now scientists have identified two regions in particular where genes change to lead to Crohn's disease that is expected to help diagnosis and treatment.
How can you stop diarrhea associated with Crohn's disease other than with prescription medication that can lead to constipation? Here are some natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments that might help, one of which is downright yummy.
A bacteria that infects cows and inhaled in domestic showers could trigger Crohn's disease. University of Lancaster scientists have found for the first time that inhaling the Map bacteria may contribute to clusters of Crohn's disease.