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Ibd Crohn S Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the 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 rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more
Usually: But not always. All blood tests have a false positive rate. An ibd panel result needs to be interpreted in light of other diagnostic information. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: There have not been enough studies done on the relationship between caffeine and Crohn's yet, but there are a few things to consider whether to keep with the habit or stop. Caffeine can worsen your diarrhea, make digestion worse, and dehydrate you. You could do a trial off of it and see if you feel better or worse. If you are fairly well controlled it's probably fine but something to think about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. ...Read more
What to do if I have Crohn's disease (a chronic ibd) there's no cure. I need pentasa (mesalamine) made by shire.?
Crohn's Disease: There is no cure, but there is treatment to keep it under control. Usually the best people to take care of Crohn's are gastroenterologists, and they usually take care of Crohn's patient in conjunction with a surgeon. Your treatment will depend on your symptoms and findings. Be sure to see your doctor if your current treatment is not working for you. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm just wondering how many people on here have ibd.. either Crohn's or uc..?
Crohn's and UC: The incidence and prevalence of IBD are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, the highest annual incidence of IBD is in Europe, followed by North America with the lowest incidence in Asia and the Middle East, although the rate of increase is highest in the latter region, suggesting that environmental factors are important. This is about 1.5 - 2 million persons in the USA. ...Read more
Meselamine/5-ASA: Apriso is a long-acting form of 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) which are well-established preparations used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. These drugs are most useful for the treatment of mild to moderate flares of ulcerative colitis and, especially, for maintenance of remission. The mechanisms are complex, but involve anti-inflammatory and prevents oxidative damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a pt comes to ED w/ acute IBD flair up (Dx of Crohn's ). Would it be appropriate to start them on Lialda until Pentasa can be aquired?
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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