Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

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Marijuana and IBD

May 11, 2012

Earlier this week we posted a video about smoking’s effects on IBD: here’s a video from gastroenterologists talking about marijuana’s effects on IBD.

This video is simply food for thought. Nadia and I do not have experience with this, so we can’t direct you to more resources on this topic if you are interested.

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

Question: Have you tried medical marijuana before? How did it affect your IBD in the short-term and long-term? Feel free to respond to this post.

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Smoking and IBD

May 9, 2012

A video from the doctors’ perspective about smoking and IBD. Researchers don’t really understand why smoking affects people with IBD the way it does, but they do know of two strong associations: smoking makes Crohn’s worse, and it makes ulcerative colitis better. In the case of ulcerative colitis, though, smoking is NOT recommended for patients, as it has too many negative effects to warrant any positive effect it has on the disease.

Keep fighting,
~Dennis

Question: For the smokers, do you think your smoking has a positive or negative effect on your IBD? Share your story with all of us! You don’t need an account or email or anything to leave a comment.

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