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Washington Naturopathic Doctor

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IS IT OK TO GOOGLE MY SYMPTOMS? Chances are, if you’ve been handed off from doctor to doctor, without finding a resolution for your gastroenterological issues, you may be at the end of your patience with standard medical practices.  After all, you are an individual person with individual symptoms – not just someone who can be placed in a box and given a one-size-fits-all solution. Have you Googled your symptoms looking for answers? Trust me, you are not alone! Everyone does it.  As

infographic of a large intestine to represent chronic GI conditions Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) The text "IDB: Five things to know" is overlaid on the image.


FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT IBD Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Here are five important things you should know about IBD: IBD affects millions of people worldwide: IBD is a global health issue, with an estimated 3 million people affected in the United States alone. The condition is found in people of all ages, although it is most commonly diagnosed in young adults between the ages of 15 and 35. (SOURCE) There are two