Digestive Health

Many gastrointestinal diseases can befall the digestive tract. In fact, more than 70 million people in the United States are affected by digestive disorders, and the likelihood of encountering digestive health challenges rises as we age. Treatment includes a combination of both lifestyle changes and medication—often in tandem. Here are some of the most common digestive disorders:

Digestive Health

Hope for New Crohn's Disease Tx

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Genetic changes that occur in patients with a type of inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's disease could hold clues to fighting the illness, according to research led by the University of Edinburgh in the UK and published August 26th 2014 in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Currently, there is no way to prevent Crohn's disease and therapy is focused on treating the symptoms, which may include abdominal pain, diarrhea and severe weight loss.

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