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Factors Behind Low Bone Density in IBD
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of low bone density. Vitamin deficiency appears to be only one factor increasing the risk.
12 American Presidents with Chronic Illnesses
A Med for Denser Bones in Crohn’s Patients
Fractures and weak bones are common in patients with Crohn’s disease. So researchers recently set out to find out what happens when these patients take bone-protecting medicines early on.
When Sticks And Stones Can Break Your Bones
Loss of bone mass with age is normal but can be dangerous if it occurs too quickly or prematurely. Low bone mass results in weak bones that have a higher chance of fracture.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Tysabri
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ( PML ), a rare but serious brain infection, associated with use of Tysabri ( natalizumab ) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn's disease.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.