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  • Crohn's Cure
    There is no proven cure for Crohn's disease. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, there are strategies that can help relieve symptoms, such as changing one's diet, taking medications, and avoiding stress.
  • Crohn's Disease
    A type of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. This eMedTV article explains how Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. Symptoms and progression of the disease are also discussed.
  • Crohn's Disease and Cancer
    People with Crohn's disease may be at a higher risk of getting certain forms of cancer. This eMedTV page discusses the possible link between Crohn's disease and cancer, and explains which people with Crohn's may be at the greatest risk for cancer.
  • Crohn's Disease and Research
    Several drugs are currently being tested as possible treatments for Crohn's disease. This eMedTV resource discusses the research being conducted on Crohn's disease, with details on specific medications, such as natalizumab and budesonide.
  • Crohn's Disease Causes
    Researchers have not yet found the exact cause or causes of Crohn's disease. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses possible causes of this disease, such as infections, heredity, and immune system abnormality.
  • Crohn's Disease Diagnosis
    After asking the patient several questions, a doctor diagnosing Crohn's disease will do a physical exam. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at the steps involved in making a Crohn's disease diagnosis and describes tests used in the process.
  • Crohn's Disease Diet
    Crohn's disease cannot be cured with a special "Crohn's disease diet." However, as this eMedTV article explains, eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding certain foods may help alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease.
  • Crohn's Disease Info
    Looking for info on Crohn's disease? This article from the eMedTV library gives a quick overview of this inflammatory bowel disease, listing some of its most common symptoms. Information is also included on how the illness is diagnosed and treated.
  • Crohn's Disease Information
    A person with Crohn's disease will typically have chronic diarrhea. This eMedTV Web page offers some basic information about Crohn's disease, with details on when it is typically diagnosed and treatment options that can bring relief.
  • Crohn's Disease Medications
    Examples of drugs used to treat Crohn's disease include sulfasalazine, prednisone, and azathioprine. This eMedTV segment features an in-depth look at medications for Crohn's disease, including how they work and possible side effects.
  • Crohn's Disease Surgery
    As this eMedTV article explains, surgery for Crohn's disease may involve procedures such as a strictureplasty, a resection, or a colectomy. This Web page describes the different types of surgery and explains how, unfortunately, surgery is not a cure.
  • Crohn's Disease Symptoms
    The most common Crohn's disease symptoms are chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. This eMedTV article explains that while signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease are sometimes mild, there are also some severe symptoms (for example, a fever).
  • Crohn's Disease Treatment
    Relief from Crohn's disease symptoms may include medications, surgery, and lifestyle and dietary changes. This eMedTV page explores these options for Crohn's disease treatment in detail and discusses the risks of not treating the condition.
  • Crohn's Symptoms
    For most people with Crohn's, symptoms include such things as diarrhea and abdominal pain (or stomach pain). This eMedTV page describes several symptoms and complications that may occur with Crohn's disease, such as intestinal blockages.
  • Crohn's Treatment
    Dietary changes, medications, and even surgery are often recommended to treat Crohn's disease. This eMedTV resource discusses these options, including the goals of treatment, such as controlling inflammation and relieving symptoms of the disease.
  • Crohns Desease
    Crohn's disease is characterized by inflammation along the digestive tract. This portion of the eMedTV library further describes this condition and provides a link to more information. Crohns desease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Desease
    Crohn's disease is characterized by patches of inflammation along the digestive tract. This eMedTV article offers a brief overview of this condition and provides a link to more information. Crones desease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Diease
    Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. As this eMedTV segment explains, it is characterized by inflammation along the digestive tract, often resulting in diarrhea. Crones diease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Diese
    Characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract, Crohn's disease is incurable -- but it can be treated. This eMedTV segment offers a brief overview of this condition and its prognosis. Crones diese is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Disease
    Crohn's disease is a condition characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract, resulting in diarrhea. This eMedTV page describes the condition, including information on who it affects. Crones disease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Disease Info
    Crohn's disease is characterized by inflammation that primarily affects the small intestine and colon. This eMedTV page briefly describes the condition, including symptoms. Crones disease info is a common misspelling and variation of Crohn's disease.
  • Crones Disease Symptoms
    This eMedTV segment discusses severe Crohn's disease symptoms (such as unusual fatigue or weakness), as well as common symptoms of the disease (including chronic diarrhea). Crones disease symptoms is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease symptoms.
  • Crons Disease
    Crohn's disease is a condition that causes the digestive tract to become inflamed. This eMedTV article further describes this disease and provides a link to more detailed information. Crons disease is a common misspelling of Crohn's disease.
  • Delsacol
    This eMedTV Web selection discusses how the prescription drug Delzicol may be beneficial for treating ulcerative colitis. This page also covers dosing instructions and potential side effects. Delsacol is a common misspelling of Delzicol.
  • Delzicol
    Delzicol, a prescription drug, is used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web selection covers numerous topics relating to this medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, potential side effects, and more.
  • Delzicol 400 Mg
    A dose of 400 mg of Delzicol three times daily may be prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page takes a quick look at Delzicol, including how it works, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Delzicol and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, breastfeeding women are advised to use caution while taking Delzicol (mesalamine). This article examines whether the drug passes through breast milk and lists some side effects that may occur in a nursing infant.
  • Delzicol and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment addresses the potential safety concerns with using Delzicol (mesalamine) during pregnancy. This page takes a look at whether it is safe for pregnant women to use this drug and discusses what your doctor may advise in this situation.
  • Delzicol Dosage
    The recommended Delzicol dosage will vary for each person, depending on several factors. This eMedTV segment describes the factors that may affect your dose and shares some helpful suggestions on how to best take this medication.
  • Delzicol DR
    Available in delayed-release (DR) capsules, Delzicol is taken three times daily to treat ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV article takes a brief look at using Delzicol, including how it works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Delzicol Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV page outlines specific drugs that may cause serious interactions with Delzicol, such as Coumadin, Lanoxin, and Tabloid. This page takes a look at the dangerous complications that may occur and stresses the importance of talking to your doctor.
  • Delzicol Medication Information
    Delzicol is a prescription drug used to treat ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of this medication, with information on Delzicol's side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Delzicol Overdose
    This eMedTV segment discusses what to do if you believe you have overdosed on Delzicol (mesalamine). This resource examines whether cases of an overdose on this drug have been reported and describes some possible treatment options.
  • Delzicol Side Effects
    If you are taking Delzicol, you may experience side effects like belching, constipation, or a sore throat. This eMedTV page further explores other possible reactions to this drug, including some that are potentially serious and require medical treatment.
  • Delzicol Uses
    This article from the eMedTV Web library takes a look at how Delzicol is used to treat ulcerative colitis in adults. This resource examines how this prescription medicine works and describes an off-label (unapproved) use of the drug.
  • Delzicol vs. Asacol
    Mesalamine is the active ingredient in both Delzicol and Asacol, although Asacol is no longer available. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at the differences between Delzicol and Asacol, and discusses why Asacol is no longer manufactured.
  • Delzicol Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to take Delzicol if you have kidney disease or other medical issues, as explained in this eMedTV article. This Web page examines other important Delzicol warnings and precautions to review with your doctor to ensure a safe treatment.
  • Diagnosing Ulcerative Colitis
    This eMedTV page lists some of the tests that may be involved in diagnosing ulcerative colitis (such as x-rays and blood tests). This article also lists other conditions that can share similar symptoms with ulcerative colitis (such as appendicitis).
  • Difference Between Asacol and Delzicol
    Delzicol capsules are prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis. These capsules, as explained in this eMedTV segment, are a replacement for Asacol tablets, which are no longer made. This article examines some of the differences between Asacol and Delzicol.
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