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  1. Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition

    What foods might make your Crohn’s symptoms worse – or better? Find out more about Crohn’s disease and diet.

  2. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    A look at the benefits and risks of using antibiotics to treat Crohn's disease.

  3. Drugs That Calm Crohn's Inflammation

    A look at the risks and benefits of using anti-inflammatory drugs to treat Crohn's disease.

  4. What Are Biologics for Crohn's Disease?

    WebMD explains biologic drugs and how they work to control Crohn's disease symptoms.

  5. Crohn's Disease - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve Crohns Disease.

  6. Video Capsule Endoscopy - Topic Overview

    What is video capsule endoscopy? Video capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding. It may be especially helpful for diagnosing Crohn's disease. How is it done? For this procedure,you swallow a capsule that is less than an inch long (about 23 millimeters ). A technician attaches sensors to your chest and connects them to a data ...

  7. Crohn's Disease - Prevention

    While you cannot prevent Crohn's disease, you can take medications to reduce the severity.

  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Criteria for Diagnosis - Topic Overview

    Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

    Ulcerative colitis can cause serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

  10. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

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