8 Ways to Stress Less With Crohn’s Diseases

Crohn’s disease and stress can be a bad combination. These strategies can help you prepare to fend off stressful situations that could make your Crohn’s worse. Stress doesn’t cause Crohn’s disease, but situations that put your emotions on high can potentially worsen Crohn’s symptoms or cause flares. Plus, it’s twofold: While stress may aggravate your Crohn’s, …

Creating Your Own Crohn's Disease Support Network

“When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, my immediate emotion was fear,” says Gaylyn Henderson, 28, who’s had the disease since she was a teenager. “I was scared of what would happen to me.” Henderson says she didn’t know what to expect and that, unfortunately, this fear never really went away because of the nature …

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 …

Is Kratom an Effective Method for Reducing Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, fibromyalgia currently affects an estimated 5 million American adults. At least 80 percent of all fibromyalgia patients are adult women, but this does not mean that men and children are unable to contract this medical condition. There are many physical and mental difficulties …

6 Important Things You need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a mysterious disorder, the underlying causes of which are not very clearly understood. Unfortunately, it is quite common, especially among women aged 20 to 50. Individuals affected by the disease experience long-term, widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. The condition has been extensively studied by …

9 Things That People Living With Fibromyalgia Want You To Know

People living with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, are often misunderstood for a variety of reasons. As a person living with fibromyalgia and working with fibromyalgia clients I’ve amassed a list of 9 things that people living with fibromyalgia want you to know. They aren’t hypochondriacs. The pain and fatigue and everything else is real. …

5 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia You Must Aware Off

It is important for those living with fibromyalgia to have a plan of action in order to control their pain and continue on with everyday life. 1- Reduce Stress Levels It is very important for those with fibromyalgia to reduce stress levels.  Stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression are common issues that occur in patients with …