Category Archives: IBD

Why Does IBD Cause Joint Pain?

holding knee from IBD joint pain

IBD doesn’t only cause gut issues. Both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis can cause a range of extraintestinal manifestations, from skin issues to joint pain. We’re going to focus on the latter in this blog. Approximately 40 – 50% of people with IBD experience pain in their joints at some point in their lives – it’s […]

What Are the Signs of Ulcerative Colitis Remission?

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Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the large intestines. Inflammation starts in the rectum and slowly spreads to the colon. If you have UC, the affected areas become inflamed with ulcers (small sores) that produce pus. The amount and location of inflammation will determine the severity of […]

Can IBD Cause Skin Problems?

skin problems from ibd

Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) mainly affects the digestive system, people with IBD are often frustrated to find that symptoms can affect the whole body. For example, IBD often causes aches and fatigue, and it can lead to more specific problems with the mouth, skin, eyes, and internal organs. These kinds of symptoms are called […]

Four Myths About IBD

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Four myths about IBD It can be tricky to see through common myths and find the right advice when diagnosed with IBD, and this is something our team knows first-hand. Our Registered Dietitians specialize in providing nutritional support and guidance to those living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn’s and Colitis.  Not only are we a […]

Misconceptions About IBD From The Personal & Professional Perspective

Purple flower and misconceptions about IBD

Hi everyone! I’m Ashley Hurst-  a Registered Dietitian who specializes in providing nutritional support and guidance to those living with Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Colitis. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2011 and, despite my nutrition background, often felt as lost as many of you may feel right now.  And […]

Difference between IBS and IBD

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IBS and IBD: An Easy to Follow Breakdown How can you tell the difference between IBS and IBD? In short, IBS refers to irritation while IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) refers to chronic inflammation of the bowel which can cause widespread effects in the body. However, some people get confused with the terminology and key distinctions […]