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Does Stress Have an Impact on IBD?

Posted: Jan 29 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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IBD and Traveling – What do I Need to Know?

Posted: Sep 14 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by
IBD and Traveling - What do I Need to Know

You may think that being diagnosed with IBD, or inflammatory bowel disease, means that traveling is going to be difficult from this point onwards.  Traveling abroad is likely to be even more of a concern, but as long as you take the right precautions, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot go anywhere in the […]

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How Are IBS and IBD Different?

Posted: Sep 11 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by
How are IBS and IBD Different

IBS and IBD are often confused for one another, probably because they have similar names and affect the same region of the body.  However, they are not the same condition, and they will have different effects, particularly in the long term. IBS is irritable bowel syndrome.  This is a functional disorder that has no apparent […]

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Can Exercise Affect IBD Symptoms?

Posted: Aug 25 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease by
Can Exercise Affect IBD Symptoms

Exercise, as you know, is usually recommended for everyone, because it helps to maintain your health and fitness, reducing your chances of developing a wide range of lifestyle conditions.  It can also boost your immune system, making you less prone to infectious diseases such as colds and flu.  However, if you have been diagnosed with […]

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