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Mona Rezapour

Mona Rezapour, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Rezapour attended University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a major in molecular environmental biology. She then completed her masters of health sciences in reproductive and cancer biology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. She then completed her fellowship in gastroenterology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Following her fellowship training, she moved to Florida to complete an advanced fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Miami. Dr. Rezapour's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. She has specialized training in gastrointestinal motility and functional diseases.

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How to Make Peace With Giving Up Alcohol

When you have hepatitis C, even the occasional cocktail is off-limits (doc says so!). Here’s how to deal with drinking FOMO.

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Treatment

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Older treatment for Hepatitis C had a lot of side effects and you had to stay on the drugs for a long time. With new meds, these downsides are mostly a thing of the past.

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Yoga

It's Time to Recharge

Combat the stress of Hepatitis C (or any chronic condition) with yoga nidra, a discipline that fosters relaxation.

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Risk Factors

A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

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Self-Care Tips for Crohn’s Disease Flares

Diarrhea and gut pain are common when you have Crohn’s. These strategies will help you fight back when a flare strikes.

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8 Surprising Ways Crohn’s Affects Your Body

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Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About Crohn’s Disease Tests and Diagnosis

It would be great if a single exam could confirm if you have Crohn’s. Naturally, it’s not that simple—but the tests below can work together to provide a clearer picture of your health.

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9 Best Tips for Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis

Working out has tons of health benefits for people with UC. Learn which exercises a UC vet and fitness pros recommend — and how to make them work for you.

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You've Given UC Your Best. Is It Time for Surgery?

Few people with ulcerative colitis jump right to surgery. But sometimes, when all else fails, it can give you your life back.