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The Complete Guide to Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is one of two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). UC, as its name implies, means ‘ulcers’ from inflammation of the colon or large intestine. UC can extend from the rectum up to the small intestine and can cause destruction of other organs.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO is a condition that brings about excess bacterial growth in the small bowel. Though there are many studies that have highlighted the efficacy of various treatments, more research needs to be done on other factors and alternative treatments that can prevent SIBO.

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease in Females

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women are similar to men except that women are more prone to gynecologic disturbances in severe cases and may experience pregnancy difficulties if the symptoms are severe and the condition uncontrolled. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential for women throughout their reproductive years.

An Overview of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS affects 10-20% of the population and is considered a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with symptoms of abdominal pain and excessive or infrequent bowel habits.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms in Women Aggravated by Hormones

Women have unique challenges to manage their IBS successfully. Symptoms of IBS in women vary wildly and underlying hormonal disturbances play a key role. There are multiple triggers that increase a woman’s susceptibility to flares of IBS.

Interview With Kristina Campbell, MSc, On The Gut Biome

An interview with gut biome expert, science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), the author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook and co-author of an academic textbook, Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health. She writes, consults, and works with scientific advisory boards for microbiome-related organizations throughout Europe and North America.