Digestive Health

An Overview of Mucosal Healing in IBD 1X

An Overview of Mucosal Healing in IBD

Mucosal healing is when the ulceration and inflammation in the digestive tract caused by IBD heals. Learn more about how this process works. The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic conditions, which means that they go through periods of...

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Fistula Repair for Crohn’s Patients

Fistulas are tunnel openings between two organs. They can be extremely painful. Learn how to heal a fistula with and without surgery. A fistula develops when there is a connection between two organs in the body, or an organ and the skin, that...

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What Is a Fistula Seton?

A fistula seton is a string-like material that's placed in a fistula to help it drain, prevent complications, and begin the healing process. A fistula seton is a special type of flexible material that’s surgically placed into a fistula. A...

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Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) - Transdermal

Scopolamine is a transdermal patch used to prevent nausea and vomiting. It works by blocking neurotransmitter activity in the nervous system to calm down the stomach. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What Is Transderm...

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What Is Opioid-Induced Constipation?

Opioid-induced constipation is constipation caused by taking opioid pain medications. Constipation occurs when the bowel movements are infrequent or difficult to pass. Opioid-induced constipation refers to constipation that is caused by taking...

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Amitiza (Lubiprostone) - Oral

Lubiprostone treats chronic constipation, constipation from opioids, and constipation related to irritable bowel syndrome. Additional Content Provided and Reviewed by IBM Micromedex What Is Amitiza? Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a prescription...

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How to Treat Opioid Induced Constipation

Opioid-induced constipation is common in people who receive pain relief medication. Learn how this type of constipation is treated or even avoided. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a common condition that occurs as an adverse effect of the use...

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Is Crohn’s Disease Contagious?

The cause of Crohn’s disease is not known, but genetic, hereditary, and environmental factors likely play a role in who develops the condition. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which parts of the digestive tract...

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