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December 14, 2022

Having painful digestive symptoms can be difficult to explain to a doctor and hard to pinpoint. Sometimes symptoms may flare up when you eat certain foods or experience high-stress levels or may randomly happen. Crohn’s disease is characterized by long-term digestive tract inflammation which may cause belly pain, diarrhea, bleeding, tiredness, and weight loss. The […]

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OVERVIEW Lactose is the sugar found in milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, usually lactase, a digestive enzyme of the small intestine, helps to breakdown this complex sugar into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These simple sugars are then absorbed in the small […]

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You trust your gastroenterologist to help you make the right decisions regarding medical therapy of your ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. But is everything being done to prevent other diseases associated with your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Despite published guidelines, vaccination and preventive screening rates are unacceptably low among patients with IBD. The following is […]

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If you’re living with Crohn’s Disease, you know just how frustrating it can be to find a meal that is flavorful and can help you avoid a flare up. This can prove to be a very difficult task, considering those with Crohn’s Disease often need to avoid foods that are spicy or fatty, as well […]

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By Andrew Heiner, MD UPDATED: 10/25/2018 “Nobody really knows what causes Crohn’s Disease; the first person to figure that out will probably win the Nobel Prize,” says Granite Peaks Gastroenterologist Andrew Heiner, MD. Dr. Heiner, who diagnoses and treats many patients with Crohn’s each year, is incredibly hopeful that in the next several years, the mystery behind the […]

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Ally Bain is in her twenties now, but when she was 14, a humiliating experience prompted her mom to push for passing Ally’s Law in Illinois- also known as The Restroom Access Act.  While shopping at a popular clothing store, Ally, who had been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, needed to suddenly use the restroom.  This […]

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