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    Positive feedback from doctor :-)

    Hello everyone :smile: I am writing after a long time. Yesterday i visited my doctor for a routine check up. While on this i must add that i am daily doing pranayama (breathing techniques) from the last two weeks. And i feel to be benefitting a lot i must say. I told my doctor that i am...
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    The proper techniques of doing Pranayama

    One of my friend here had asked me some info about Pranayama techniques. Below it is explained with its procedures and benefits. 1.Bhastrika Pranayama: Bhastrika is a Sanskrit word which means bellows. In Bhastrika pranayama, the breathing pattern resembles the blowing of bellows. Bhastrika...
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    Pranayama and its healing powers

    So it is official !!! WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION says that the major cause of cancer is the air pollutants.Why am i talking about Cancer in Crohn's forum you ask? Well, for the simple reason that Cancer is one of the topmost dangerous disease. And a link has been established between air...
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    Air pollution plays a major role in causing cancer says who

    The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency said on Thursday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cited data indicating that in 2010, 223,000 deaths...
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    Pointers to help you fight Crohns & Colitis

    I have with my own personal experiences found out that certain things do help in fighting with Crohn's & Colitis. I would like to make some pointers. 1) Diet - Diet is a big thing not only for people suffering with IBD but also for every normal person these days. Many people i know suffer from...
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    IBD Therapy Lasts Longer With Crohn's than Ulcerative Colitis

    Patients with Crohn's disease continued treatment with a TNF inhibitor significantly longer than did patients with ulcerative colitis, contradicting perceived similar activity in the two conditions, investigators reported here. The Crohn's group treated with infliximab (Remicade) had a mean...
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    Does anti-hemorrhoidal cream treat itching in the anal area?

    Hello everyone :) I had a gala time last week:) Celebrated Durga puja, which is a festival in Kolkata:) Consumed alcohol daily about 4 to 5 pegs, participated in daily fun programmes like quiz,dance,games etc and even won a prize in a guessing games :dance: Now to the more serious issue folks...
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    Gained 4 kgs of body weight :)

    Just got my body weight checked and guess what?! I have gained 4 Kgs of weight :):dance::yoshijumpjoy:I previously weighed 62 Kgs. That was around 6 months back. Now i weigh 66 Kgs :) Since the time i was diagnosed with Crohn's, i decided that i am not going to give in to this disease. I...
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    :):) Met the doctor and yesssssssssss good news only!!!:):)

    HELLO FRIENDS :) Went to meet my doctor yesterday with lots of questions in mind to ask her..with a little bit of fear.. But yeeeeeeeeeeee :)at the end of it all i received only good news and encouragement :) :) :) Ok here it goes how it went :) First question i asked her was what does ? Crohn's...
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    My colonoscopy report

    COLONOSCOPY FINDINGS : P/R very tender. There is nodularity of ileal mucosa with severe inflammation with groups of ulcers present here - bx for AFB stain, TB PCR and histopathology taken. Cecum and ileocecal folds are inflamed - bx taken. The rest of colon upto rectum is inflamed in patches...
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    Need help in understanding remission

    Hello everyone :) I have a question in my mind..Before for many years i used to feel uneasy as i felt my stomach not being cleared.But no other problem. I went in for colonoscopy last year because i passed very little blood while passing stool. Then i was diagnosed having Crohn's Disease :( I...
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    Does pranayama cure ibd

    Hello:) Just a thought...Here in India, a lot of emphasis has been laid on Pranayama being able to cure a lot of diseases like Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Aasthma etc. For those who dont know about Pranayam, it is a set of 7 breathing exercises (can be found in google if you search Pranayama)...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Hi all :) I m new 2 dis forum. I would lyk 2 know sumthng...its said dat smoking worsens d state of crohn's..den how wud smokin marijuana help? curious 2 know..wud appreciate ur help. :)
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    Will defeat crohns with the help of god by my side

    Hi to everyone:) I am new 2 this forum. I am from India, Kolkata. I've been diagnosed wid Crohns from past 1 year. I'm having bowel movements 4 to 5 tyms a day. Dont feel as if my cleared even though i feel relieved after my bowel movement. Mental pressure is immense when i travel. But when i am...