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Watch your eyes…EIM of the eyes in IBD

The eyes … no matter how you look at it, it is hard to imagine that they could have anything to do with the intestine. Yet they can be involved in case of IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn`s disease and ulcerative colitis as extraintestinal manifestation (EIM) of scleritis, episcleritis and uveitis can ocur. Those are rare but important. manifestations of IBD – we all should have them in mind since it regards your eye sight….

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Relax…!

Relax ! I hand this to you not as a phrase but rather as a … recommendation !
Because there are possibilities to actively relax. And since everybody knows, how stress does affect you – it is reasonable to actively relax. And it is so simple that it is almost ridiculous (… and I personally wonder why this is not taught and practiced in schools and preschools already). The way – or let me say: one way – because as always there are different ways of doing it – a really simple, appropriate and goal-orientated way to relaxation is the one that leads over – your breath. Simple as that.

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The microbiom – it makes a difference …

Stress has a strong influence on the intestine. It has an influence on the microbiome. And the microbiome …? – is influenced by nutrition. And also with the limitation that your microbiome is different from the microbiome of people without IBD … what you eat makes a differnce !

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Stressed out ! – what happens in the intestine ?

Stress does something to your IBD ! – something everybody knows., isn`t it ? Is it ? Can this feeling of beeing stressed out actually do something to the gut ? ? Can it lead to more disease activity ? Can it cause a flare or be responsible for not getting in deep remission ? Everybody thinks and feels : yes ! Definetly ! And are yet not sure about it, because it is not very concrete. Except it actually is concrete in a way…

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