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Health Tip: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms can be managed by a number of methods, including lifestyle changes, medication or surgery.

The National Women's Health Information Center says these are possible treatment methods for IBD:

  • Avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms.
  • Taking nutritional supplements.
  • Getting plenty of sleep.
  • Keeping stress under control.
  • Taking medication, including options such as corticosteroids, antibiotics or biologics.
  • Having surgery to repair or remove damaged sections of the intestine.

-- Diana Kohnle

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