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Handling a Crohn's Flare After Remission

Flare-ups after Crohn’s surgery is possible. Here’s why it happens, and ways you can help reduce your risk.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Chronic Constipation

For many people, constipation goes away after a week or two. However, if you experience it for months, you may have chronic—meaning consistent or recurring—constipation and should see your doctor.

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Getting Your GI Tract Moving

An apple a day can not only keep the doctor away, but it can also keep constipation at bay. Apples contain a good amount of fiber that helps keep the digestive tract moving. Keep the skin on! It’s one of the healthiest parts. It contains high amounts ...

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Tips for Managing Acid Reflux

Try to avoid restaurants and cook at home as much as possible. This way you know exactly what is going into your food and can prevent reflux triggers. You may know better than most chefs how to make a meal acid reflux-friendly, yet still delicious. S...

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Tips for Traveling with Acid Reflux

Reflux is often worse at nighttime. Keep your head propped up to avoid worsening symptoms. Bring your own pillows as hotel pillows are often thin. If you’re traveling by plane and don’t have room in your suitcase for a pillow, ask the hotel for extra ...

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Reflux

If you think you may have acid reflux, it’s important for you to talk with your doctor as soon as you can. Here are the questions you should ask.

5 Signs It's Time to Switch Biologics

5 Signs It's Time to Switch Biologics

Noticing when it’s time to make the switch can make a big difference in finding relief.

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Recognizing Constipation Symptoms

Most people don’t even realize they’re constipated and often mistake their symptoms for something else. Here are five common symptoms of constipation you should know.

Using Biologics for UC

Ask the Doctor: Using Biologics to Treat UC

Biologics is one of the latest treatments for ulcerative colitis. Here’s what you need to know before trying this remedy.

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Q&A: Acute Migraine Treatment

Migraine treatment can be very complex and depend on the type of migraine experienced. For instance, how someone would treat episodic migraines—migraines that come and go with no distinct pattern—may vary from a chronic migraine treatment plan. Chron...