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Living with Crohn’s disease: Recognizing and managing flares

December 11, 2019

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John Garber, MD, Contributor

Over the past decade, John Garber, MD, has been deeply engaged in a dual program of clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology, while at the same time cultivating basic and translational research experience that has … See Full Bio
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December 3, 2019

There’s always been non-offical apps for crohns patients. I personally find it hard to figure out what to track and how to make sense of my symptoms.

December 1, 2019

I am an Ulcerative Colitis afflicted male and after having j-pouch, BCIR pouch & Ileostomy surgical complications I am not only left with no Large Intestine and only 1 foot of Small Intestine leaving me with Short Bowel Syndrome! I used to use Tincture of Opium to manage my rapid output and Diarrhea, now I am using Suboxone but the cost is still around $300. a month and I’m on disability. Is there something I can use that use effectively in the $75.00 or less monthly? Thank you very much for your time and assistance !

November 30, 2019

Living with Crohn’s disease definitely is hard… besides from the discomfort it causes, did you know it can be a cause of colon cancer? That is because when Crohn’s occurs, polyps are more likely to appear, so you’re more likely to get cancer. That’s why in addition to lifestyle changes, you should also get colorectal cancer screening from an earlier age.

November 27, 2019

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.

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