Items Tagged ‘Crohn’s Disease’

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

October 16, 2018

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Can you explain probiotics? Who should take them and are they harmful in any way? They seem helpful to me in calming my stomach. For many generations, society feared bacteria, seeing only the devastation that bacterial disease created. Today, with the advent of antibiotics, we have been able to cure infections that once […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Robert Ashley, Lactobacillis, Probiotics, Streptococcus, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - How exactly does 'inflammation' work?

September 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How exactly does ‘inflammation’ work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? You’ve asked several pretty big questions so we’re going to answer them in two parts. In this […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, immune system, inflammation, nutrition, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - What do glutathione supplements do?

July 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What do glutathione supplements do?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve been seeing advertisements for glutathione, saying the supplement enhances the body’s cells. The ads also say the claims haven’t been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any comments would be appreciated. Glutathione is an antioxidant produced in the body through enzymatic reactions, using the amino acids cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. […]

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Tags: AIDS, amino acids, antioxidant, Ask the Doctors, Crohn's Disease, cystic fibrosis, Dr. Robert Ashley, glutathione, supplements, ulcerative colitis


Crohn's and ulcerative colitis increase flu threat. What you should know:

July 5, 2017

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis increase flu threat. What you should know:

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

With flu season behind us – or ahead of us, depending on your perspective – the possibility of contracting the disease is currently low. For people at high risk of complications, however, the threat of flu remains very real. That includes those with inflammatory bowel disease. Caused by the body’s inflammatory response, inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, Jenny Sauk, UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, ulcerative colitis


January 26, 2013

From the birth of my Daughter to saving my life 2x

By jaxanddoug jaxanddoug

The level of care and the comfort UCLA has provided my family is second to none and will forever be part of our lives and etched in our memories. In 2005, our daughter was born into the caring arms of lovely nurses and amazing doctors. With almost no complications, mother and daughter were healthy and […]

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Tags: BirthPlace, Crohn's Disease, gastroenterology, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery