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What is treatment for chrons disease ?

What is treatment for chrons disease ?

Long answer to this: Sometimes nothing, sometimes very expensive lifetime meds, and many options in between, depending on the symptoms and their duration. If you have confirmed or likely diagnosis, you deserve a long dicussion. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Vary: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

Crones: Not a diagnosis made on blood work. Diagnosis made usually at colonoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more

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How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly: Crohn's disease frequently involves the terminal ileum which is right next to the appendix. Crohn's inflammation here can easily be mistaken for appendicitis. A ct scan before surgery can often differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Currently: 500 mg Acetaminophen has been removed from the market by the fda. This means you have an old prescription. The risk of Acetaminophen toxicity and liver damage was unacceptable so only 300 to 325 mg is allowed in the tablet of vicodin. ...Read more

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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chrons disease?

How do I know if I have chrons disease?

Crohn's diagnosis: The symptoms from crohn's range from very severe to very mild. If your primary doctor suspects crohn's they'll usually get some basic blood tests - cbc, esr, chemistry panel, liver tests, crp, but then most likely refer you to a GI specialist for a colonoscopy. The doctor will look for ulcerations, other signs of inflammation, and will do a biopsy, which will help with the diagnosis of crohn's. ...Read more

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Dose smoking affect chrons disease.?

Yes, makes it worse: Read the information on this site for details. http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20010416/fight-fire-of-crohns-disease-quit-smoking. ...Read more

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Could agent orange cause chrons disease?

Unlikely: Agent orange, a defoliant used in vietnam is implicated in many disorders including diabetes, neuropathy, various cancers and heart disease. ...Read more

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Has anyone with chrons disease taken azathioprine?

Has anyone with chrons disease taken azathioprine?

Yes: I prescribe it for many of my patients and it is generally effective and well tolerated. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more