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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can i treat crohn's disease?

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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics 17 years experience
See a gi doctor: There are many different treatments for crohn's disease. The decision of which medication regimen is best involves reviewing your previous medications, current symptoms, findings on physical exam and endoscopic biopsy results. After reviewing all this info the doctor will discuss the treatment options with you.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What medications treat Crohn's disease?

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Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 24 years experience
Immunosuppressives: Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel. The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How does a gastroenterologist treat Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Crohns: can be treated with mesalamine or Asacol or sulfasalazine, acute or severe cases can be treated with steroids or steroid sparing drugs like azathoprine or cyclosporine or biologic agents
A 21-year-old female asked:

How do you diagnose and treat Crohn's disease because I think I have it?

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
First see a doctor: Crohn's disease can be diagnosed with a combination of lab testing including xrays (enterography, ct scan) endoscopic biopsies and new serological markers (ibd panel). Newer modalities such as capsule endoscopy where you swallow a small pill-size camera that examines your intestines can help diagnose more subtle cases. The treatment is based on medications that suppress intestinal inflammation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What is crohn disease?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Inflammatory bowel: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, presumably run in families, more in caucasians, which can affect the whole GI from mouth to anus. It is a skipping inflammation, unclear cause, causing problem with absorption and secretory function and causes cramping, and diarrhea and the destruction of the intestinal lining results in fistula formations.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Gut disease: This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked. The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Dr. Abby Caplin commented
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
It may be "incurable," but it is possible to heal and feel much better!
Dec 19, 2013

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