New Study to Look at the Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

For people battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease — an umbrella diagnosis that includes serious digestive conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis IBD Image — it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. There currently are very few medicines to treat the condition, which affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Those with […]

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Help Finding Imuran

What I didn’t know was that the longer you let the symptoms go, the further up your colon the disease travels. On a side note, my GI is convinced that the imuran put me in remission, but my Oregon physician and I both KNOW it was the low-dose naltrexone.

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Why is UC So Rare in Japan?

Intro: Japan has the lowest cases of people who suffer with UC, could this be all about the diet they eat or the foods they buy? In my story I talk about a plant called Stevia rebaudiana that has been used in Japan since 1971 in foods and drinks (including coca cola) and how it […]

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Fighting with U C

Lalita is in the middle of a UC flare and hoping for improvement every day. Between bloody stools and weight loss, times are getting more and more desperate. Lalita is also starting to wonder where these symptoms might lead in the future if nothing improves.

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New UC’er

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative proctitis during my 2nd colonoscopy 3 weeks ago and my biopsy results confirmed Pan-Ulcerative Colitis. What are my symptoms right now…diarrhea, bloody mucous, severe cramping, rapid weight loss, loss of appetite, fever’s, and loss of body fluids, joint pain in knees and hips, headaches, fatigue.

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)