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The link between IBD and stress

Many people wonder about the link between IBD and stress. Many have noticed that their symptoms are ‘worse’ when they are anxious or depressed. Indeed this connection has been such that some eminent physicians have suggested that IBD is entirely…

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Dietary deficiencies during pregnancy

Dietary therapy presents a cheap and safe way of managing Crohn’s disease, but has the disadvantage that patients need to avoid certain irritant foods if they are to prevent the disease recurring. There was therefore some concern that this could…

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Crohn’s disease and iron deficiency anaemia

Crohn’s disease frequently causes iron deficiency anaemia which provides a frustrating problem with patients being treated by diet. Most forms of oral iron cause patients to have symptoms and frequently intravenous iron infusions are necessary to…

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The potential danger of immunosuppressant drugs in the treatment of IBD.

The November issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology contains a paper which once again stresses the potential danger of immunosuppressant drugs in the treatment of IBD.

Steroid use predisposes to infections and this effect is…

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IBD and Genetics

It has been known for many years that inflammatory bowel disease tends to run in families and the risk of contracting this disorder is increased if one has a first degree relative suffering from the condition. More recently considerable effort has been…

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