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What is Collagenous Colitis?

Published on: 2 Sep, 2020
Your doctor may have told you that during your colonoscopy, biopsies were taken to rule out microscopic colitis. What is microscopic colitis, what causes it, what are the symptoms, and how can it be treated?
 
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Mediterranean Diet for IBD

Published on: 9 Aug, 2020
As the name suggests, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which include Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is characterized by chronic inflammation in the bowel. Many people are on medication to decrease inflammation and control symptoms; now, a recent study indicates that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may be helpful in reducing inflammatory markers and taming disease activity.
 
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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Published on: 6 Jul, 2020
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), not to be confused with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), is a common bowel disorder characterized by symptoms of abdominal pain and bloating along with changes in bowel function. There are two sub-types of IBS: IBS-D, which is associated with frequent diarrhea, and IBS-C, which is characterized by constipation. Symptoms can vary among patients, and effective treatment for one patient will not necessarily have the same effect for another. 
 

Dietary Fiber

Published on: 2 Jun, 2020
Even though dietary fiber has many health benefits, few people get enough in their diet. Besides playing an important role in digestive health, dietary fiber can also be beneficial in preventing heart disease and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, a high fiber diet can also help with the maintenance of a healthy weight. 

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