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A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

From eurekalert.org

Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular 'trigger guard' that normally holds them in check. These previously undetected cells are renegade versions of the cells that make the 'high affinity' antibodies required for long-term immunity.

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almost 4 years
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8 Mistakes When Managing Crohn's Disease

From everydayhealth.com

Sometimes you might eat the wrong thing, forget your medication, or make another misstep with Crohn's disease. Get tips to help you stay on track.

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15 Things to Remember if You Love a Person with Crohn's Disease

From lifehack.org

Many otherwise intelligent individuals have the rather insensitive view that Crohn's Disease is simply a nice medical term for an illness that people have because they lack self-control. To them, everyone has bowel troubles, some more than others, and that all it takes is watching what one eats and drinks…

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almost 4 years

Remembering Who You Are Through Illness

From psychologytoday.com

To make a very long story a bit shorter, let's start with the fact that I've had four surgeries in the past eight months due to complications with Crohn's disease. Anyone that has had any kind of surgery knows that it is like entering a long dark tunnel and searching…

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Best and Worst Foods for Bloating

From health.com

Credit: Getty Images by Charlene K. Petitjean Let's talk about something uncomfortable: gas and bloating. Most of us pass gas anywhere from 12 to 25 times a day, according to Brigham and Women's Hospital, and surveys show that abdominal bloating affects up to 30% of Americans.

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Bowel Obstruction: These Foods Will Mess Your Day Up

From crohnsfitness.net

Having a bowel obstruction is bad enough to deal with on its own. It's even worse when your intestines can't digest the foods you've shoveled down your gullet (done it plenty times myself). So how do you eat with any normalcy without clogging up your pipes?

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How a Health Crisis Becomes a Gift

From psychologytoday.com

Are you facing a roadblock in your life? A health crisis or health challenge? I know it can be infuriating, scary, or depressing at times. But let's look at it from a different angle. What if that roadblock is there to help you grow?

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Crohn's Disease: Why Food Matters

From everydayhealth.com

"Was it something I ate?" For most people, this is the first thought that comes to mind after feeling a sudden twinge of digestive unrest. Although food doesn't bring on digestive symptoms for people with Crohn's disease - or lead to Crohn's in the first place - what you eat…

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