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Factors Behind Low Bone Density in IBD
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of low bone density. Vitamin deficiency appears to be only one factor increasing the risk.
Risk Factors for Depression after IBD Diagnosis
Depression is more common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in the general population, but some people with IBD have an even higher risk for depression.
Rx Combo for Crohn's No Better Than Rx Alone
Medications can treat symptoms of Crohn’s disease, but the disease often remains active. Researchers recently studied whether a combination of medications might work better than one by itself.
Vitamin D May Bolster Immune System
Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D may play an important role in keeping older adults healthy, according to one new study.
Crohn's Rx May Lead to Less Surgery
Crohn's disease can cause unpleasant symptoms, and for some patients, surgery may be needed. But one common medication could lower the risk of going under the knife.
Depression Rx Used for IBD Symptoms
Successful treatment of bowel inflammation in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can still sometimes result in an irritated bowel. Help for these symptoms may come from an unlikely source.
AGA Recommendations for Crohn’s Disease Treatment
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released its official recommendations for the treatment of Crohn’s disease — an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
Medication Showed Promise for Kids With Crohn's
Young children with inflammatory bowel conditions can face an even more unpleasant illness than their adult counterparts. The authors of a new study explored a possible new treatment.
Exercise May Lower IBD Risk
Apart from maintaining heart health, bone health and mental health, exercising also may help maintain digestive health.
A Med for Denser Bones in Crohn’s Patients
Fractures and weak bones are common in patients with Crohn’s disease. So researchers recently set out to find out what happens when these patients take bone-protecting medicines early on.