Crohn's Disease Articles

Inflammatory Bowel Disease FAQ, Part 1
Frequently asked questions about IBD, Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease FAQ, Part 2
More frequently asked questions about IBD.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease FAQ, Part 3
Last section of frequently asked questions about IBD.

Introduction to Crohn's Disease
Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, research and diet.

Overview of Digestive Diseases
Reviews the many forms of digestive disease, from Crohn's Disease, GERD, and IBS to gallstones and ulcers.

Facts and Fallacies about Digestive Diseases
Answers to common myths and misunderstandings about digestive disease.

Digestive Disease Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Guide to the range of diagnostic procedures, including colonoscopy and upper and lower GI barium series.

Crohn's Disease Illustration #1
Helpful illustration of Crohn's disease in the small intestine and colon.

Crohn's Disease Illustration #2
Illustration of Crohn's disease (and ulcerative colitis), including the most common sites of inflammation.

Information About Ulcerative Colitis
Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between Crohn's and Colitis. This guide may help you find a proper diagnosis.

Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Bleeding is a symptom of digestive problems rather than a disease itself. Here's what to look for.

Harmful Effects of Medications on the Digestive Tract
The medications you are taking, may also be the cause of your digestive troubles. Learn about culprit drugs and their effects.

About Colonoscopy
More details about this important diagnostic procedure.

Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery
Brief discussion of the types of ostomy and related surgery, sometimes necessary in IBD patients.

Your Digestive System and How It Works
Learn how this complex series of organs help you to digest your food.

Digestive System Illustration #1
Basic illustration of human digestive system.

Digestive System Illustration #2
Another illustration of digestive system, showing organs separately.

Digestive System Illustration #3
Very simple illustration of digestive system.

Digestive System Illustration #4
Enlarged illustration of stomach, large and small intestine.

Diving with Crohn's Disease
Divers with Crohn's disease may continue diving. But many divers do not consider the effects of their treatment in the context of their diving, either through ignorance or seasonal variations.

Remicade for Crohn's Disease: Drug May Help When Others Fail
Learn about the treatment for Crohn's, Remicade, a genetically engineered antibody that blocks inflammation and helps you recover faster from flares.

Book: Understanding Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Written by a patient with IBD and his doctor, this book offers an introduction to the disease from the patient's perspective.

Care and Feeding on a Crohn's Diet
Tips on how and what kind of food to shop for and ideas for going out to eat, includes several great recipes.

Ambushed from Within: Ulcerative Colitis - The Other IBD
Review of ulcerative colitis, its symptoms, treatment, and ongoing research.

Book Excerpt: Listen To Your Gut
Chapter One from the new book on natural treatments for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

When Crohn's Has You Down
Here are a few tips of how to make the tough days go by faster and maybe lift your spirits a little.

IBD and Vaccines
What do studies say about the proposed association between vaccines and inflammatory bowel disease? Get the answers.

What is a Colonoscopy?
Many patients dread this necessary procedure for evaluating the lining of the colon to check for Crohn's, colitis and cancer. Here's what to expect.

Living with an Ostomy
An ostomate guides you through the many questions facing new ostomates and offers some helpful tips.

Emptying Your Ostomy Appliance
Why not make life as easy as possible and make emptying your ostomy appliance as natural and stress-free as a normal trip to the restroom.

Smoking and Your Digestive System
There is strong evidence suggesting that smoking is a culprit in the onset of digestive disease, including Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

About Diarrhea
Facts about diarrhea, its causes, and how to manage it.

Gas in the Digestive Tract
Gas can often be a troublesome complication of intestinal disease and distress.

About Constipation
Bloating, pain and other symptoms are often caused by constipation. Discover the role of diet and common remedies.