In-depth

Complications

Arthritis

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

IBD and colon cancer: How often do you need screening?

Coping and support

IBD and depression: Is there a connection?

Resources to help you live well with Crohn's disease

Connect with organizations, support groups and other resources that can help you cope with the challenges of Crohn's disease.

Support groups

Lifestyle and home remedies

Aerobic exercise

Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.

Eating well when you have Crohn's disease

Take steps to maintain a healthy diet while limiting foods that may trigger your Crohn's disease symptoms.

Laxatives

Low-fiber diet

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Staying active with Crohn's disease

Engaging in physical activity when you have Crohn's disease can make your body stronger and healthier and may reduce some Crohn's disease symptoms.

Tips for easing stress when you have Crohn's disease

Stress can make symptoms of Crohn's disease worse. Learn how to decrease your stress and reduce your risk of stress-related flare-ups.

Preparing for your appointment

10 IBD questions to ask at your next appointment

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Anal pain

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Tests and diagnosis

Barium enema

Colonoscopy

CT scan

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Has your doctor recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam? Here's what you need to know about preparation and the exam itself.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Latest GI innovations

Prednisone risks, benefits

Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and cortisone, are used to successfully treat a variety of conditions. But these medications can also cause unwanted side effects. Get the facts here.

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