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Amber J. Tresca

Updated Articles and Resources

By Amber J. Tresca

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Does Junk Food Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Could eating junk food give you IBD? Find out if there is any evidence to support the idea that what you eat could cause IBD.
    • White Blood Cell (WBC) Count Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A description of the normal range of a white blood cell (WBC) count test and why a physician might order this blood test.
    • Cincinnati Police Department Uses Ostomy As A Scare Tactic Created: Thursday, August 01, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Cincinnati apparently has a huge problem. According to WCPO.com, the number of kids involved in shooting incidents in Cincinnati has increased by 200% in
    • Learning To Love Your Ostomy Created: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      You may think that an ostomy would impair your lifestyle and your fashion sense, but that is far from the case. Discover all the reasons you have to be grateful for your ostomy.
    • Tips To Overcome Discomfort During An Exam Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Are you dreading an upcoming medical exam? Here are some tips on how you can relax your body and mind while you're experiencing discomfort.
    • Peritonitis Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Peritonitis is an infection in the abdominal cavity that can be serious or even fatal.
    • What is an Abscess? Created: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      An abscess is an inflammation that might be caused by bacteria or a piece of foreign material, and can occur either inside or outside the body.
    • What Are The Symptoms Of Indigestion? Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting.
    • Sharon Osbourne Battles Colon Cancer Created: Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Heavy metal mom Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent both resections surgery and chemotherapy.
    • IBD Has Gone to The Dogs Created: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Cats and dogs can develop inflammatory bowel disease, and often have many of the same symptoms as humans.
    • J-Pouch Created: Monday, April 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A j-pouch, also called an ileal pouch reconstruction, is a surgical procedure that is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
    • Vitamin B12 Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed for several important body functions. A lack of vitamin B12 can result in a form of anemia called pernicious anemia.
    • Erythema Nodosum Created: Monday, June 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Red bumps (nodules or lesions) that occur primarily on the legs could be a symptom of erythema nodosum, a skin disorder that primarily affects people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
    • Who Gets IBD? Created: Saturday, January 07, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Learn about how many people have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), who is most at risk for developing the disease, and what factors may influence a person's risk.
    • What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Created: Saturday, November 22, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      An overview of the conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment.
    • Liver Biopsy Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      A liver biopsy is necessary when some other test (such as an x-ray or blood test) indicates that there may be a problem with the liver." itemprop="description" Thursday, June 16, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      When children get constipated, it's usually not cause for alarm. Constipation can be treated with some dietary and lifestyle changes.
    • Side Effects Of Bentyl (Dicyclomine) Created: Monday, December 08, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Reference material for Bentyl (Dicyclomine), a medication that is used in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
    • IBD and Your Appendix Created: Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      It's possible that removal of the appendix could decrease the chances of developing ulcerative colitis or increase the risk of developing Crohn's disease.
    • Recipes That Go Easy on Your IBD Created: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Eating right when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be very tricky. Here you can find over 40 IBD friendly recipes to make mealtime easier.
    • Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Created: Sunday, February 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Several types of drugs are used in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and surgery is typically only used after medical options have failed." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • What Is Diverticular Disease (Diverticulosis And Diverticulitis)? Created: Monday, June 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Diverticulosis is common, affecting half of those over 60. Adding fiber to the diet is helpful, but diverticulitis might require antibiotics or surgery.
    • X-Rays for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Created: Friday, October 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Information about x-rays, including what they are, what they're used for, preparation, how they're done, and the risks involved.
    • Jaundice Created: Monday, November 10, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Jaundice is the buildup of bilirubin in the blood causing a yellowing of the skin, mucus membranes, and the white of the eyes. Jaundice can be caused by gallbladder or liver disease.
    • Crohn's Disease Basics Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Answers to questions about Crohn's Disease including symptoms, treatments, research, pregnancy, and potential complications." itemprop="description">
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for IBS Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Cognitive-behavior therapy has been shown as an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. How does it work?
    • Side Effects Of Librax Created: Monday, December 08, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      A list of the potential side effects of Librax, a medication that is used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
    • Is Caffeine Bad For Your IBD? Created: Monday, December 16, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      If you drink caffeine or eat foods that contain caffeine, could that have a negative effect on your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
    • The Restroom Access Act Created: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The Restroom Access Act is a law passed in several states which is also sometimes called "Ally's Law." Under Ally's Law, businesses must provide access to an employee-only restroom to those who need a restroom in an emergency basis.
    • Are Probiotics Helpful For Pouchitis? Created: Sunday, October 16, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Probiotics may be helpful for pouchitis, a condition experienced by some people who have had j-pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis.
    • Top Books for IBS Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The top five books about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that discuss diets, treatments, causes, and symptoms.
    • What Is The Prognosis for People With Ulcerative Colitis? Created: Monday, April 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      The prognosis for people with ulcerative colitis is generally good, especially during the first 10 years after diagnosis. The incidence of serious complications and colon cancer is low.

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