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Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Motherhood and IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. IBD includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative colitis (UC), and is often diagnosed in early adulthood. As a result, many women are faced with significant concerns regarding living with IBD and becoming mothers. A vast array of questions... Read moreChevron

posted 11/14/2015, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

6 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Crohn's Nutrition Goals

Every November and December millions of Americans make plans for their New Year's Resolution.  By February the vast majority of those very people have given up.  When you add dealing with a chronic illness like Crohn's it can make keeping those resolutions that much harder.  Here are a few tips that can help you make 2016 the... Read moreChevron

Jennifer Rackley

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Eliminate Worry When Eating Out with UC

Going out to eat is one of those simple pleasures that most people indulge in frequently. Eating out for celebrations—like birthdays, work meetings and simply because you are traveling can take on a whole new meaning when you have Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  Many people with UC feel like this part of their social life is over for fear... Read moreChevron

posted 11/04/2015, comments (0)|
Rooster7

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Living with diabetes.

It's hard to live with high blood sugar. I also had irritable bowel syndrome. I first went on a gluten free sugar free diet, eating mostly vegetables and fresh fruits. Then u cut out regular pastas and breads. I started eating more gluten free products. I used truvia in place of sugar. With two months time I lost 37 pounds and my sugar and IBS was... Read moreChevron
posted 11/02/2015, comments (0)|
Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro

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Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative colitis (UC), is increasingly being diagnosed in the pediatric population. Approximately 20-30 percent of those with IBD are diagnosed before the age of 20.

 

Children and adolescents with IBD follow closely with a pediatric... Read moreChevron

posted 10/31/2015, comments (0)|