Tips for Successful Recovery From Crohn’s Surgery

If you’re considering surgery to treat Crohn’s disease, learn about the procedure as well as the risks and benefits. If medication isn’t managing your Crohn’s disease, surgery may be your best option. Key Takeaways Crohn’s disease causes bowel inflammation, and can lead to intestinal narrowing or perforation which can cause infections or fistulas. Resection surgery…

What To Do If You Get A Panic Attack During Sex

A few years ago, while an ex-partner was going down on me, I realized I was having trouble breathing. Then a sense of dread filled my head, and I felt like I was being stabbed in the chest. So I quickly asked him to stop — not because he was doing anything wrong, but because…

What is Pediatric Crohn’s Disease?

Overview Pedi Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation, or swelling, across the lining of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease most often affects the end of the small intestine but can happen anywhere along the digestive tract from mouth to anus. Crohn’s disease can move along the digestive tract and can cause…

Creating a Crohn’s Disease Diet Plan

If you have Crohn’s disease, you probably have found that certain foods trigger your intestinal symptoms, especially when the disease flares. Learning to avoid these food triggers may allow you to self-manage your Crohn’s disease, reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, and promote intestinal healing. What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of…

10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Crohn’s Disease

IBD? What not to eat 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 of, particularly during…

Crohn’s disease symptoms: Five signs YOU could have the inflammatory bowel disease

crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which can affect anyone of any age or gender, although it predominantly impacts people between the ages of 16 to 30. At least 115,000 people in…

Crohn’s disease: 29 tips to help you manage

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel condition affecting at least 115,000 people in the UK. It can make day-to-day living difficult, especially if you have long-term symptoms like frequentdiarrhoea, gastrointestinal bleeding, anal tears or bowel obstructions. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease but with the right medications and lifestyle changes it’s possible to manage your symptoms. These tips can…

The Five Most Aggravating Comments about Crohn’s Disease

Everyone has opinions, but people should think before commenting on someone else’s health. When a person has a chronic disease, the remarks can really hurt. Remarks that can sting someone with Crohn’s 1. “You don’t look sick” I shouldn’t have to look a certain way for you to accept that I have an illness. But I…

Daily Life With Crohn’s Disease

The best way to deal with Crohn’s disease is to seek an effective treatment plan. Additionally, it is helpful to maintain a hopeful outlook, healthy lifestyle, and a strong support network—and to strive for leading a full and productive life. Keeping up with the latest information about your condition and making sure you get the…

Crohn’s Disease Flare-Ups: An Emergency Guide

Anyone who has Crohn’s disease will know that a flare-up can often come out of the blue. It can occur anywhere along the GI tract from the mouth to the anus and causes additional symptoms like joint pain and chronic fatigue. Trying to limit the severity and length of a flare-up is imperative, as well as…