Tag: bowel diseases

Nourishing Your Microbiota

Microbes—bacteria and other tiny critters not visible to the naked eye but numbering in the trillions—are busy in your body. Many of these microbes benefit you. Others have the potential to cause harm. This community of microbes is called the microbiota. Their genes are called the microbiome.
“In recent years, we’ve

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders, among them asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. But what is leaky gut?

At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to be tighten woven fabric. The holes allow

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders including asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to tightly woven fabric. The holes allow particles, such as toxins and harmful bacteria,

Viruses and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

More than 1 million people suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The diseases involve misdirected immune system attacks on gut tissue that cause inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to chronic diarrhea, abdominal

The Best Tools for Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and fatigue—symptoms that can cause significant disruption in your daily life. However, with the right treatment, most IBD patients are able to keep their disease in check.

“The inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions

Frontline: Cervical Cancer; Sleep Apena; and Bowel Disease

Millions of Women Are Missing Cervical Cancer Screenings
As many as eight million American women between the ages of 21 and 65 did not have a Pap test for cervical cancer between 2007 and 2011, even though recommendations call for testing every three years for women in this age group. These

New Pathway to Possible IBD Cure

How inflammatory bowel diseases, like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, develop has always baffled scientists, which is why they are so difficult to treat.

But a recent study in the journal Science (April 23, 2015) reveals the discovery of a pathway in the intestinal tract involving T cells that may lead

New Thinking About Acute Diverticulitis

Once you’ve reached age 65, there’s a more than 50 percent chance you have diverticulosis, the development of small pockets, or diverticula, in the muscular layers of the colon. Most of the time these pockets are harmless.
However, about four out of 100 people with diverticulosis develop acute diverticulitis, inflammation or

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