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1. IBD Partners: A patient-powered research network

(Web Page; Mon Jan 22 14:55:00 CST 2018)

CCFA Partners (www.ccfapartners.org) is a patient powered research network brought to you by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. CCFA Partners is an internet-b...

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IBD Partners is an internet-based study of patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. By filling out a short survey twice a year, patients can have an active role in the research process. But IBD Partners is more than a survey - you will also have access to tracking tools and a community of thousands to help you manage your own health!

2. Women & IBD

(Web Page; Wed Jun 06 16:50:00 CDT 2012)

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive diseases of the small and large intestines, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). More than 1.4 million American have IBD and there are about 30,000 ne...

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How does IBD affect hormone levels, menstrual cycle and menopause? These and other questions are answered in the educational fact sheet on woman and IBD

3. IBD and Older Adults

(Web Page; Wed Jun 06 16:45:00 CDT 2012)

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are traditionally diagnosed in younger people. However, the fact that they are life-long diseases means that there are many older people who have li...

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Although ulcerative colitis are traditionally diagnosed in younger people, about 16% of people were diagnosed at age 60 or older. Learn more about how IBD affects older adults in this fact sheet.

4. Understanding IBD Medications and Side Effects

(Web Page; Tue Nov 25 10:53:00 CST 2014)

Medication information is up to date at the time of printing. Due to rapid advances and new findings, there may be changes to this information over time. You should always check with your doctor to get the most current information. View...

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The purpose of this brochure is to understand the various medication options and special considerations and possible associated side effects with these medications.

5. CCFA Launches IBD Genetics Initiative

(Web Page; Thu Jun 07 09:42:00 CDT 2012)

Recent studies have demonstrated that specific organisms in the gut can cause IBD in the presence of specific genes, and that specific genes only cause disease in the presence of specific organisms. Understanding the genes and their func...

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Recent studies have demonstrated that specific organisms in the gut can cause IBD in the presence of specific genes, and that specific genes only cause disease in the presence of specific organisms.

6. The Intimate Relationship of Sex and IBD

(Web Page; Wed Jun 06 16:14:00 CDT 2012)

It’s a small word, but it generates a lot of talk: sex. For people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), however, talk of sex and sexuality can be derailed by disease, medication, and surgery, all of which might have an impact on ...

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For people with IBD, sex and sexuality can be challenged by the disease activity, medication ans surgery. In this brochure learn more about sexual function & IBD.

7. Managing Inflammatory Bowel Diseases as a Young Adult

(Web Page; Mon Jan 22 15:24:00 CST 2018)

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are challenging to manage at any age, but as a young adult between the ages of 18 and 25 years, you may find it particularly demanding. This is a period of life that involves significant maturation and a...

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Although IBD can occur at any age, people are frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 -30. This fact sheet provides helpful information for young adults to help them take charge of their IBD care.

8. Skin Complications of IBD

(Web Page; Wed May 23 15:59:00 CDT 2012)

After arthritis, skin disorders represent the next most common extraintestinal complication of IBD. These affect about 5% of people with inflammatory bowel disease. SKIN DISORDERS COMMONLY SEEN IN IBD ERHTHEMA NODOSUM The name literal...

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After arthritis, skin disorders represent the next most common extraintestinal complication of IBD. Skin disorders affect about 5% of people with IBD. The fact sheet provides an overview of various skin disorders that can affect IBD patients

9. IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Disorders

(Web Page; Wed Sep 19 13:48:00 CDT 2018)

Many people are confused about two distinct gastrointestinal disorders -- IBD and IBS. Different intestinal disorders can produce similar symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that produces some symptoms similar to thos...

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Many people are confused about two distinct gastrointestinal disorders - IBD and IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) produces some symptoms similar to those of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but they are not the same...

10. Taking IBD to School

(Web Page; Thu Jun 07 08:48:00 CDT 2012)

ATTENDING ELEMENTARY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL For students below college age, the most important factor is ensuring that their teachers and school administrators have adequate information about their disease. “It can be difficult to c...

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Communicating with teachers and school administrator about your child's disease is important. Every faculty person doesn't have to know every detail, but every individual the student will come in contact with does need to know what the student should be allowed to do to accommodate their disease. Learn more about helping your child achieve educational success in this article.

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