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News and Features Related to Digestive Disorders

  1. Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

    Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. Allergic asthma, rhinitis, and eczema go hand-in-hand with diarrhea and bad digestive reactions to food in certain pe

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  2. 7 Tips for Getting Out With UC

    "What will my food options be? What if we’re stuck on the tarmac and my symptoms flare? How long will it take me to find a restroom after I land?" These were just some of the questions that fueled Heather Weiss’s anxiety the first time she traveled after her doctor told her she has ulcerative coliti

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  3. Work With Your Doctor to Manage Ulcerative Colitis

    One of the keys to handling your ulcerative colitis (UC) is a strong partnership with your medical team. It’s a long-lasting, complicated disease. Your symptoms will flare up, then wane. You’ll want to keep your doctor in the loop to help you manage it. Good communication helps a lot. So be open abo

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  4. Stay Social When You Have UC

    Everyone needs people they can count on. That’s especially true when you have a long-term condition such as ulcerative colitis (UC). Your “squad” of friends, family, and loved ones can make your day. Still, it can be a big challenge to hang out with friends, date, or be intimate when you have diarrh

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  5. Tips for Everyday Challenges of Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease can complicate everyday activities, but you can overcome most of the challenges. Use these strategies to smooth out issues at home, at work, and in your relationships. Educate your family. Tell your family and friends what it's like to live with Crohn's. They may be confused about th

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  6. Chronic Constipation May Signal a Serious Disorder

    Oct. 27, 2015 -- Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. That means people who struggle to go while on the toilet or who go infrequently for weeks or longer may need more medic

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  7. Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Kidney Disease Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) seem to be linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, two new studies suggest. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid belong to this class of

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  8. Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having celiac disease does not appear to increase your risk of dementia, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 8,800 people older than 50. After a median period of about eight years, 4.3 percent of celiac pati

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  9. Fecal Transplants Work, But Need Tight Regulation

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say. The therapy is increasingly being used to treat people with life-threatening intestinal infections, such as those caused by the bacteri

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  10. Non-Antibiotic Drug May Fight Resistant 'Superbug'

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new mouse study suggests that a drug with a known safety record in humans might be a new weapon in the fight against the potentially deadly intestinal infection known as C. difficile. The drug is called ebselen, and it

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