Category «Crohn’s Diseases»

Being a Mom With Crohn’s Disease: Victoria’s Story

Victoria Bowers’ mysterious symptoms started just as her husband, 1st Sgt. Edward Bowers, came home on leave from Afghanistan for Christmas in 2011. At first, doctors suspected that her bloody diarrhea was from food poisoning. They gave her antibiotics, but that didn’t help. “My husband had to leave again the day after Christmas not knowing …

Living With Crohn’s…With a Little Help From Friends

Mary Pryor was hospitalized twice — the first time in the midst of a hurricane — before her symptoms were correctly diagnosed as Crohn’s disease. And although the New Yorker’s diagnosis was then followed by a series of personal catastrophes, she’s been able to keep a positive outlook on her difficult journey. “My attitude is: I …

Crohn’s Disease and IBS

Crohn’s disease is a chronic, inflammatory condition that may affect different parts of the digestive tract, and it can be both painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, having Crohn’s disease doesn’t make you immune to other more run-of-the-mill gastrointestinal ills — such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also called “spastic colon.” While IBS has no direct relationship to …

10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn's Disease

IBD? What not to eat by Anne Harding When it comes to Crohn’s disease, not all foods affect people in the same way. For example, spicy food may be a problem for some, while others never have to hold the hot sauce. That said, there some types of food you may want to steer clear …

13 Supplements for Fighting Crohn’s Disease You Must Know

One of the most common — and potentially serious — side effects of Crohn’s disease is malnutrition. “Due to the chronic inflammation and irritation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract associated with Crohn’s disease, you’re at a higher risk for nutrient deficiency,” explained Rachael Wapniak, RD, a registered dietitian at New York Hospital Queens, in New …

Crohn’s Disease Symptoms & Warning Signs You Must Aware Off

The typical symptoms of Crohn’s disease include abdominal pain, fever, exhaustion, nausea, and chronic diarrhea. Gas and bloating, blood clots, constipation, facial swelling, internal bleeding, kidney stones, liver disease, arthritis, pain while defecating, rectal bleeding, and drastic weight loss are other symptoms. These symptoms range from mild to severe, depending on the type of Crohn’s …

9 Celebrities With Crohn’s Disease Everyone Should Know

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that requires continuous management, including medication, diet regulations, and in some cases, even surgery. The chronic condition can have a profound impact on a person’s life, as flare-ups can cause abdominal pain, fever, fatigue, and others uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms. According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of …