and other chronic digestive disorders. While some of the medications used to treat GI disorders are also effective at controlling joint inflammation/arthropathy, there are many medications that actually worsen GI symptoms. Read More
And, so are the ticks. It’s long been known that ticks can be vectors for human disease. In gastroenterology, most tick-borne disease manifests with liver problems such as elevated liver enzymes. But now, there is growing understanding of a tick-borne illness transmitted by the Lone Star Tick (common in the Midwest down to Texas and on the East Coast) that causes symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome—abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. Read More
Exciting news for IBD patients! Listen to the podcast below to learn about new treatment options for patients with crohn’s and colitis.