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Dr K K Aggarwal

IBD can be controlled through certain lifestyle modifications as follows.

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Identifying the foods that trigger the symptoms and avoiding them is crucial.
  2. Avoid beans, cabbage, and cauliflower as these can cause gas.
  3. Consume more of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. Eat smaller meals as this will help the digestive system to adjust better to the condition.
  5. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. However, limit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

IBD can be controlled through certain lifestyle modifications as follows.

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on IBD can be controlled through certain lifestyle modifications as follows.

  1. Identifying the foods that trigger the symptoms and avoiding them is crucial.
  2. Avoid beans, cabbage, and cauliflower as these can cause gas.
  3. Consume more of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. Eat smaller meals as this will help the digestive system to adjust better to the condition.
  5. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. However, limit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

IBD can be controlled through certain lifestyle modifications as follows.

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , | | Comments Off on IBD can be controlled through certain lifestyle modifications as follows.

  1. Identifying the foods that trigger the symptoms and avoiding them is crucial.
  2. Avoid beans, cabbage, and cauliflower as these can cause gas.
  3. Consume more of foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. Eat smaller meals as this will help the digestive system to adjust better to the condition.
  5. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. However, limit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

IBD linked to heart disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with increased risks for stroke, myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease, particularly in women.

A meta–analysis and systematic review has shown that increased odds for cerebrovascular accidents including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke –– and for ischemic heart disease according to Siddharth Singh, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.

These risks are specifically elevated in women versus men, with women having a 28% increased odds of cerebrovascular events and a 26% increased odds of ischemic heart disease.

The study was presented in a poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Diego.

IBD linked to heart disease

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with increased risks for stroke, myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease, particularly in women.

A meta–analysis and systematic review has shown that increased odds for cerebrovascular accidents including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke –– and for ischemic heart disease according to Siddharth Singh, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and colleagues.

These risks are specifically elevated in women versus men, with women having a 28% increased odds of cerebrovascular events and a 26% increased odds of ischemic heart disease.

The study was presented in a poster presentation at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Diego

Porcine Whipworm Ova Safe for Treatment of IBD

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Orally ingested ova of Trichuris suis, the porcine whipworm, has been found to be active in an open-label study of Crohn’s disease, and in a small scale, placebo-controlled trial in patients with ulcerative colitis.

Inflammatory bowel diseases are diseases of the affluent society. Many trials have shown that infection with parasitic worms is protective. Intestinal helminths induce Th2 cytokine release and specifically down regulate Th1 responsiveness

Administering eggs from the porcine whipworm T. suis to patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is a safe and possibly effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease according to a report published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. In the open-label trial, 29 patients with refractory disease, and a Crohn’s disease activity index (CDAI) of 220 to 450, ingested 2,500 T. suis ova in a beverage every three weeks for 24 weeks. By week 12, 22 patients (75.9%) experienced a decrease in CDAI of more than 100 points, or had a CDAI of less than 150. Another 18 patients (62.1%) were in remission. (Four patients withdrew early because of disease activity or pregnancy.) They observed no adverse effects or complications. In the treatment a single dose of 2500 live T. suis eggs are given orally.