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    Worst Foods to Eat When You Have Crohn’s Disease Is Really Dangerous For You

    Crohn’s disease is a bowel condition that causes an inflamed lining of the gastrointestinal tract, which is why it is no surprise that the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are heavily affected by what you eat. Though the condition cannot be treated, the right diet can prevent abdominal pain, abnormal bowel movements, and other unpleasant symptoms. If a senior has Crohn’s disease, at-home caregivers in Omaha should strongly advise against these five foods. 1. Spicy Foods When a person is already suffering from irritated and inflamed bowels, spicy foods are a horrible choice. The capsaicin in most spicy food products further irritates sensitive areas in the intestines and causes more pain,…

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    'Breakthrough' Arthritis Drug Eliminate Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms in Patients

    Arthritis Treatment Drug Eliminate Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: A new study finds that people with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis who haven’t done well on other treatments may find relief and eliminate Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms with Xeljanz (tofacitinib), a drug currently used for arthritis treatment. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It affects about 700,000 Americans, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF).The illness causes inflammation, irritation, swelling and sores on the lining of the large intestine. Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms include diarrhea with blood or pus and abdominal discomfort, according to CCF.”There is still a substantial unmet need for new treatments for patients with ulcerative colitis,” said study lead…

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    Surprising Skin Conditions Associated With Ulcerative Colitis Disease

    Ulcerative Colitis Disease can affect more than just your gastrointestinal tract — it can actually affect your skin, too. Ulcerative Colitis Disease affects more than just your gastrointestinal tract. The same inflammation that triggers disease in your intestines can manifest all over the body — including your skin.Up to 15 percent of people with inflammatory bowel disease also experience skin problems, according to a review published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in August 2015. Your first line of defense against these skin problems is to get your Ulcerative Colitis Disease under control, says Matilda Hagan, MD, an inflammatory bowel disease specialist at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.If you do notice any…

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    13 Hidden Causes of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

    Causes and Risks Factors of Crohn’s and Colitis Genetics If someone has Crohn’s, their identical twin with the exact same genetics has 50% chance of developing Crohn’s .If someone has ulcerative colitis, their identical twin has 10% chance of developing colitis .Genetics, therefore, contributes to the development of IBD, but is not the sole cause. Genes that have been associated with Crohn’s and colitis include: 1) CARD15 is Associated with Crohn’s Disease CARD15 binds to bacterial cell wall, and activates NF-kB, which then stimulates production of proinflammatory signals .CARD15 mutation results in defective innate immune response to gut bacteria, which can cause dysbiosis in IBD.

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    8 Common Mistakes That Can Make Ulcerative Colitis Worse

    Daily Dos and Don’ts for Ulcerative Colitis When you experience an ulcerative colitis flare, it’s easy to assign blame, be it on last night’s spicy dinner or on that extra-large coffee. In actuality, flares are unpredictable — there are no proven triggers or foolproof ways to prevent them. Mistake No. 1: Skipping Medications A variety of medications are used to treat ulcerative colitis, depending on the severity of your condition and your overall health. But it doesn’t matter whether your doctor has you taking an anti-inflammatory drug, an immunosuppressant, or a combination of medications — none of them will work if you don’t take them as your doctor prescribes.Still, skipping medications is…

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    Ulcerative Colitis Treatment: Patients Heals Their Self From These Drugs And Surgery

    Ulcerative colitis Treatment Ulcerative colitis treatment usually involves either drug treatment or surgery. Several categories of drugs may be effective in treating ulcerative colitis. The type you take will depend on the severity of your condition. The drugs that work well for some people may not work for others, so it may take time to find a medication that helps you. In addition, because some drugs have serious side effects, you’ll need to weigh the benefits and risks of any Ulcerative colitis Treatment. Anti-inflammatory drugs Anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step in the Ulcerative colitis Treatment. They include: 5-aminosalicylates. Examples of this type of medication include sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), mesalamine…

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    Renflexis, A Remicade Biosimilar, Launched In US To Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

    New drug Renflexis (infliximab-abda), a therapy for ulcerative colitis treatment and Crohn’s disease, is being launched in the U.S., South Korea’s Samsung Bioepis recently announced. This drug is a biosimilar of the anti-inflammatory drug Remicade (infliximab) and is being commercialized in the U.S. by Merck. Biosimilars are therapies for ulcerative colitis treatment with no clinically relevant differences to a biological reference product previously approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They present almost identical structure and activity to the reference product, and can be produced when the original product’s patent expires. This drug was approved by the FDA in April 2017 as an injectable 100 mg dose to treat a number of autoimmune diseases…

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    Symptoms Of Ulcerative Colitis And IBD Affects More Than Your Gut

    You know the main symptoms of ulcerative colitis. But did you know that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis both of which are IBDs  can trigger problems elsewhere in your body? They can show up before you even know you have an IBD, or not until years after your diagnosis.Many of these issues go away when you get your irritable bowel disease under control. That’s because treating the inflammation that goes along with an IBD can help manage it in other parts of your body, too. Other conditions symptoms of ulcerative colitis are more serious, and you may need extra treatment. Your meds might be to blame, or they could crop…

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    7 Ulcerative Colitis Complications And Side Effects That Cause Serious Issues

    Having ulcerative colitis can lead to some further problems. Here are some of the ulcerative colitis complications. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) PSC is a common complication of ulcerative colitis complications. In PSC the bile ducts which carry bile out of the liver and into the digestive system become inflamed and, over time, they get damaged. It can be difficult to spot PSC in its early stages as symptoms only become obvious once it’s at an advanced stage. These symptoms include: Fatigue Diarrhea Itchy skin Weight loss Chills High temperature Jaundice There isn’t any specific treatment for PSC. Medications are usually used to relieve its symptoms. In some cases a liver transplant is…

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    Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows

    Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ Of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease without Side Effects, new study Marijuana – scientific name “cannabis” – performed like a champ in the first-ever placebo-controlled trial of the drug to treat Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease.The disease of the digestive tract afflicts 400,000 – 600,000 people in North America alone causing abdominal pain, diarrhea (which can be bloody), severe vomiting, weight loss, as well as secondary skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Smoking pot caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s Disease compared to placebo in half the patients who lit up for eight…