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The Efficacy of Cannabinoids and Opioids in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

In recent years, a number of preclinical models have shown that cannabinoids may be highly effective at improving inflammation and, therefore, may be a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Like cannabinoids, opioids have also been shown effective at reducing inflammation in the gut, though opioids are generally associated with high rates of dependence and mortality. In a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, researchers explored the underlying mechanisms of cannabinoids and opioids in IBD, the benefits of using these therapies for IBD, and related adverse effects.1

How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids: Types, Causes and Treatments

In this article, our medical experts will explain where hemorrhoid pain comes from, what hemorrhoids feel like, and how they are diagnosed. Then you will discover the various treatments for hemorrhoids both at home and at a hospital, along with the positive attributes and drawbacks of each hemorrhoid treatment.

Guidelines update best practices for hemorrhoid treatment

Each year, more than 2.2 million patients in the United States undergo evaluations for symptoms of hemorrhoids, according to updated guidelines on the management of hemorrhoids issued by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

FDA approves first medical device for relief of pain associated with IBS in patients 11-18 years of age

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to aid in the reduction of functional abdominal pain in patients 11-18 years of age with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when combined with other therapies for IBS. IBS is a condition affecting the large intestines that can cause abdominal pain and discomfort typically related to bowel movements.

Hemorrhoids and what to do about them

Hemorrhoids are usually caused by increased pressure due to pregnancy, being overweight, or straining during bowel movements. By midlife, hemorrhoids often become an ongoing complaint. By age 50, about half the population has experienced one or more of the classic symptoms, which include rectal pain, itching, bleeding, and possibly prolapse