Anyone living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) knows that many different environmental factors can influence their disease – summertime included. Here are some tips from the gastroenterology team at CHOC Children’s for navigating the season. Vitamin D is so important for IBD Many people living with IBD have low vitamin D levels, so the summer […]
Diyya never thought the treatment plan for her chronic and debilitating stomach pain would be a small device behind her ear. She’d been traveling with her family when everyone came down with food poisoning. Hers just never seemed to run its course. “Something still just felt a little bit off,” she says. A few months […]
Jack’s start in life was not an easy one. He was born prematurely in northern California and immediately needed surgery for an intestinal blockage. He weighed only one pound and looked very sick. The intestinal surgery was hard on his tiny body. “He was on life-support, and I was terrified,” said Meredith, Jack’s mom. By […]
It’s normal for kids to get stomach aches, but some kids have bad stomach pain all the time. If your child has abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, you may be wondering if your child has IBD or IBS (inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome). But do you know the difference? While […]
Shortly after birth, Angelina was diagnosed with polymicrogyria. She remains under the care of many CHOC clinicians. Part of her treatment includes working with a speech and language pathologist, helping her eat by mouth.
From the very beginning, Bowie and Finley’s parents knew their twins were fighters. Their mom
shares their journey with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
In recent years, gluten-free diets have risen in popularity and gluten-free products become more readily available—but not everyone who puts themselves or their children on a gluten-free diet has a medical reason for doing so.