Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Los Angeles IBD, IBS, and Colon Cancer Surgeons

Does Stress Have an Impact on IBD?

Posted: Jan 29 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Does Stress Have an Impact on IBD

The idea that stress can lead to the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been shown in considerable amounts of research to be nothing more than a myth, but this does not mean that there is no link at all between them.  So, what impact does stress really have on IBD, and what can […]

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Can Pregnancy Increase my IBD Symptoms?

Posted: Jan 26 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Can Pregnancy Increase My IBD Symptoms

If you are thinking about starting a family but you have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, better known as IBD, then you probably want to know whether being pregnant will affect your symptoms, and how much.  For men, be aware that this is a serious concern for any woman who has IBD, and she […]

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Top Five Foods to Avoid if you Have IBD

Posted: Jan 25 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Top Five Foods to Avoid if You Have IBD

The relationship between the IBD patient and food can be a complicated one.  Different foods will need to be eaten at different times, depending on whether you are in remission or experiencing a flare up. However, there are some foods that you should try to avoid if you have been diagnosed with IBD, regardless of […]

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Top Foods to Beat IBD Symptoms

Posted: Jan 14 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Top Foods to Beat IBD Symptoms

Patients who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (more commonly known as IBD), will often have an extremely complicated relationship with food, due to the nature of the condition.  There is usually plenty of advice available about foods that should be avoided, but it can be difficult to find information about the foods that […]

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What is IBD and what is Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted: Jan 10 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
What is IBD and What is Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease is a collective name for several different digestive system problems, of which ulcerative colitis is one.  The other common form of the condition is Crohn’s disease, which can affect any part of this gastrointestinal system.  All types of inflammatory bowel disease are considered to be autoimmune disorders, because they lead to the […]

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Healthy Habits to Reduce IBD Symptoms

Posted: Jan 07 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Healthy Habits to Reduce IBD Symptoms

If you have been diagnosed, like many other people in Los Angeles, with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), then there are several things that you will need to do.  Lifestyle changes are an important part of managing IBD and reducing the symptoms that you experience, and your doctor or specialist will probably give you advice on this. […]

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Have you Been Diagnosed With IBD?

Posted: Jan 06 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Have You Been Diagnosed with IBD

You might be surprised to find that many people in Los Angeles have been diagnosed with IBD and are currently living with this chronic condition.  However, it isn’t discussed widely, so you probably don’t know much about it.  IBD is known medically as inflammatory bowel disease, and is surprisingly common. If you have been diagnosed […]

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Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted: Nov 01 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Diagonsis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease is a disorder which can be characterized by its symptoms of chronic abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort. If you believe that you may have IBD, then there are several ways in which you can be diagnosed. General Diagnosis The first step in diagnosing  IBD is checking for presence of the common symptoms. […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

Posted: Oct 21 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
IBD Symptoms

Since inflammatory bowel disease or IBD is a chronic disease (meaning it is ongoing), the individual commonly experiences flare ups where symptoms resurface. These flare-ups are then followed by remission, which is when the symptoms will decrease or fully disappear and good health will return. This kind of behavior is characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease, […]

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Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted: Oct 13 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Gary Hoffman
Causes of IBD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) may affect people of all genders at any time throughout their lives. Knowing what causes this painful disorder may help you avoid it. Though the specific causes of IBD are still not certain, below is a list of common factors that may contribute to your IBD diagnosis: Genetic Research on Causes […]

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