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How To Cure Crohns Disease
Medical and surgery: Crohn's is an inflammatory condition of the intestine. It can respond well to medical management. If it is refractory and results in bleeding, perforation, stricture, or fails to respond to medical manangment then surgery is available. 50% of patients may require surgery at some time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Treatment: A good gastroenterologist pairs the strength of medical treatment with the aggressiveness of the disease using either an immunomodulator (methotrexate, 6MP) or a biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio). But it's also important to frequently monitor whether the medication is actually working to heal the intestine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease however is a transmural (full-thickness) inflammation of any part of the GI tract (from mouth to anus). Crohn's is not curable, but it is controllable with medications (see my previous healthtap answer regarding "step up" versus "top down" treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be a very careful label reader and check for these items in the ingredients list. There are many more gluten free options available in the supermarkets now. If you have been diagnosed with celiac this is a lifelong diet plan. ...Read more
Crohn's diet ?: When your crohn's disease is inactive, there are few dietary restrictions needed. When flaring however, the location of crohn's activity determines diet modification. If in the small bowel, consider cutting back on lactose & fatty foods, & add supplements to make up for vitamin & mineral malabsorptions. If colonic crohn's, avoid gut stimulants like caffeine, minimize alcohol, maybe add probiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't : There is no cure for periodontal disease there is elimination of periodontal disease the periodontist can eliminate the disease thru treatment and you can eliminate its return by good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings but you can't sterilize the mouth, plaque will still form and your bacteria will still give off its acid waste products to attack your gums. Good oral hygiene please! ...Read more
Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more
Iron and B12: Anemia with crohn's disease can have more than 1 cause as both iron deficiency and B12 deficiency are common as is anemia of chronic disease. First and foremost, you need to get your crohn's disease under control. Second, a daily iron suppliment (325 mg of ferrous something) and a daily B12 suppliment (1000mcg) generally will do the trick. Occasionally B12 injections are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and medication: A multidirectional approach aimed at decreasing the initiators, such as stress for some patients, a modification of the diet and obviously, medications directed at crohns disease are needed. Short term use of steroids is not unreasonable. A good relaitionship with your gastoenterologist is crucial. ...Read more
Not "cure".."control: The symptoms of Meniere's disease can be treated bit the disease itself cannot be "cured" Anti-vertigo medications can treat the dizzyness . The noise in the ears is more difficult to deal with. See an Otolaryngologist for help. Your PCP Primary Care Provider can refer you ...Read more
Medications: Variety of medications that will try to down regulate the inappropriate immune response found in ibd. Mesalamine (ie 5asa) products are a mainstay for uc and crohn's colitis. Other medications include immunosuppresant agents such as 6mp, immuran as well as biologic agents such as remicdae or humira (adalimumab). Steroids such as Prednisone are used in severe flares, but a not a long term option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Truth: no cure: Psoriasis is a chronic dermatitis that can evolve or diminish over years. There is an autoimmune aspect that can involve a number of organs that can be more troublesome than the skin rash. Dermatologists and rheumatologists are specialized in treating this condition. See a doctor. ...Read more
Varies: Crohn's can range from diarrhea symptoms, to abscesses, fistulas and infections that require surgeries. The recovery process is tailored to the individual. A more complete history is needed. Treatment varies but is available. Recovery process depends on the treatment given, surgery or immunotherapy medications require different recovery approaches. ...Read more
Diagnose PD: Parkinsons disease is often diagnosed by a history and a clinical exam. The history helps to evaluate if there are any medicines or other factors that can explain the symptoms. The exam should show evidence of muscular rigidity, postural instability or slowness of movement- these are clinical features that are needed to make the diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more
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