Crohn's Disease + Original Articles

Cervical Cancer Risk in Women with IBD

A very good reason to get your regular Pap screening. You may know that having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) ups your risk of colon cancer, but did you know that women with IBD, especially Crohn’s disease, are at an increased risk of developing cervical cancer? This disease will affect an estimated 12,900 women in the U.

11 Natural and Homeopathic Ways to Relieve Diarrhea

Sure, you can reach for pink bismuth, the old standby. But if you're interested in a different approach, keep reading. When diarrhea strikes, you may want to explore some of the natural remedies on the market today. There are a variety of options sold in health food stores, grocery stores, and online that can help you to manage the worst of the discomfort. "But in order...

Potential New Treatment for Crohn s Disease

New research gives hope to those struggling with this digestive condition. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects 500,000 Americans. A major complication of Crohn's disease is the development of fibrosis. That's when the bowel lining hardens and thickens and causes the intestine to lose its mobility.

NFL Star's Struggle With Digestive Disease

Three-time Super Bowl champion, Matt Light faced a nearly unwinnable fight against Crohn s disease. Find out about his struggle, and how he triumphed with his successful career. Fans only knew Matt Light as a strong, energetic pro-football player who was a three-time Super Bowl champion. But many had no idea that ever since his rookie days with the New England Patriots, he suffered from a debilitating case of Crohn's disease, a digestive disorder affecting more than 700,000 Americans.

Simple Steps to Manage Crohn's

You still need to take your medication, but a holistic approach can help control everyday symptoms and may even bring remission. There is no cure for Crohn's disease, but there are many ways to manage the disease—both naturally and with medication. Nutrition There is no evidence that has found a connection with the foods you eat and the development of Crohn's disease. However—as anyone with Crohn's will tell you—certain foods may trigger a flare-up of symptoms.

American Idol's Casey Abrams: Health Advocacy and a New Album

QualityHealth talked to Casey Abrams about his new album and a special song he wrote to inspire those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Casey Abrams is interested in more than just singing in his signature smooth and bluesy style. This favorite former American Idol contestant created a unique music video to uplift all those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD, as a part of his continued effort to create awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Best Food Guide for IBD

Here are the safest food choices for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Living with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, can make meal planning complicated, but it doesn't have to be. There are safe choices to guide your healthy eating decisions. Though there's a lot of debate...

3 Major IBD Risk Factors and What You Can Do

Lifestyle changes can lessen your risk of suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. About 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, ulcerative colitis is a disease of the colon in which the lining of the large intestine gets inflamed.

10 Ways to Help Manage Crohn's Disease

Although there's no known cure for Crohn's disease, these tips may help patients to manage their symptoms. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans. The disease is characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, and symptoms may include frequent diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, anal tears, and bowel obstructions.

Apples to Prevent Digestive Disease?

This tart, delicious fruit may have protective properties against diseases like colitis, Crohn's, and even cancer. But it's the part of the apple that might surprise you. An apple a day may keep digestive diseases away. That's according to new research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Apples are a great source of soluble fiber (found to lower cholesterol), quercetin (an antioxidant which plays a role in...