Feeling backed up? Try these 5 constipation remedies

The occasional episode of constipation or irregularity is uncomfortable and disruptive, but chronic constipation is a common GI disorder that can be debilitating. There are many quick fix remedies available over-the-counter, such as laxatives and supplements, but these are not always well-tolerated, and can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy gut.  Fortunately, an integrated GI

Rest easy: 5 tips to reduce GERD symptoms at night

The pain and discomfort of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, often occurs at night, and can even wake you up from a sound sleep, coughing and feeling uncomfortable. This can create a vicious cycle — as poor sleep has been linked to an increase in GI symptoms. Fortunately, there are several things you can do

3 strategies to manage chronic acid reflux (that aren’t just medication)

Occasional heartburn is one of the most common GI complaints. But when it progresses beyond occasional and mild to frequent and severe, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can become a daily misery.  Most of us reach for an over-the-counter antacid (like calcium carbonate) for occasional acid reflux symptoms. But if your symptoms are persistent, and you

Feeling bloated? Try these 5 expert-backed tips for relief.

Bloating is an uncomfortable yet common digestive symptom, and can cause abdominal pain, pressure, and tenderness. Whether you experience occasional bloating after meals or more consistent pressure, here are 5 strategies to try to ease the discomfort: 1. Heat Applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to your sore abdomen can provide short-term relief.

Dating and intimacy with a digestive condition

While it’s natural to feel nervous about dating, that feeling may run even deeper if you’re living with digestive issues. But there’s no need to press pause on dating altogether — our GI experts are sharing their top 4 tips to help you feel confident when connecting with others, whether you’re single or in a

3 exercises for IBS symptom relief

While it might be tempting to curl up on the couch when your digestive issues are flaring, studies show that low-to-moderate intensity exercise may actually help reduce irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and improve overall well-being.1 Exercise can also lead to better sleep patterns and reduce stress — two things that are closely related to

3 mindfulness tips to keep your gut calm during the holiday season

The end of the year brings festive cheer — but also a hustle and bustle that can raise stress levels, and GI symptoms. Between family gatherings, celebrations, vacations, school breaks and more, you can practice mindfulness-based skills and other tools to activate your body’s “rest and digest” state. Even just finding a few minutes a

Navigate holiday eating with confidence

The holidays are a time when many of us catch up with family and friends — often over drinks or a festive meal. It can feel hard to navigate the holiday table if you’re living with a GI condition, but a little advance planning can help you enjoy your gatherings and avoid digestive discomfort. Here

5 digestive health myths, busted

From fad diets to old wives’ tales and everything in between, it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to digestive health. Here, our experts bust 5 common myths to set the record straight. 1. If you don’t have a bowel movement every day, something is wrong While there
Patient in virtual visit with healthcare provider; combatting digestive health stigma

4 signs it’s time to see a GI provider

We all get an upset stomach, heartburn, or other digestive problems every once in a while. But if your symptoms aren’t going away, are getting worse, or are impacting your quality of life – you don’t have to suffer any longer. Here are 4 additional signs it may be time to see a GI provider.

5 tips for having conversations about your digestive condition

Telling your loved ones about your GI condition doesn't have to be hard. Here are 5 tips to help the conversation go smoothly.
Crohn's flare tips for symptom relief

Sleep and IBS: What’s the connection?

Poor sleep and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often go hand-in-hand. In fact, people with sleep disturbances are about one and a half times more likely to have some degree of IBS than people without sleep troubles. So what’s the connection between IBS and sleep? While we don’t yet know the exact relationship, we do know

5 tips for traveling with digestive issues

Travel can feel difficult with a chronic GI condition, so we put together five tips to help you manage your symptoms and enjoy your trip. 

Dining out with IBD? 10 tips for a stress-free experience

Dining out with friends when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be challenging, but these 10 tips may help you manage better.

Stress and flares: What you should know

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. However, when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it’s important to consider how stress may impact your condition—and do your best to manage it. “There’s a bidirectional link,” says Megan Riehl, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University

9 stress relief tips

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), stress can feel overwhelming, especially during a flare. Here are 9 tips to keep it in check.

What to eat during an IBD flare

When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), your diet can play a role in your management plan.

3 strategies to control stress

Trying to apply strategies to control stress in real life is definitely not as easy as it sounds. One IBD patient shares her tips.

10 patient-backed tips for dealing with IBD at work

Dealing with IBD at work can be difficult. These 10 tips may help you feel less anxiety and more confidence on the job.

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