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What is a good treatment for ibd?

What is a good treatment for ibd?

Depends on type: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon while Crohn's disease can affect both the large and small intestine. The lining becomes inflamed as the result of an abnormal response by the body's immune system producing ulcers and other complications. Treatment often includes aminosalicylates, steroids, azathioprine, and other immunosuppressants, escalating to biologic agents targeting TNF ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

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


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What treatment options are available for IBD?

What treatment options are available for IBD?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

What treatment is available for chronic IBD?

Rx for IBD: Your overall well being is important to the treatment of IBD. A combination of a well-balanced diet, stress management, adequate sleep, adequate exercise, and a positive attitude are vital for the effective therapy of IBD. Your physician may also want to consider drug therapy for this condition. ...Read more

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Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Is colonoscopy in all cases necessary before starting any IBD treatment?

Ibd: Not always. In some cases of ulcerative colitis only a gentle sigmoidoscopy without any laxative preparation may be needed to establish a diagnosis and start treatment. However your gastroenterologist is better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

Many: There are many different immuno modulating medications currently being evaluated for the management of ibd. They target different aspects of the immune system with hopes of dowregulating the inappropriate immune response present on most patients. ...Read more

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Is ibd hereditary?

Is ibd hereditary?

Yes: If you have a close family relative with inflammatory bowel disease, then you have a 10-20% chance of having it too. ...Read more

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I have ibd. What is diet?

I have ibd. What is diet?

Normal diet: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder. While we do not know the cause it can present in many different ways. One way is to attack the gut, which is a large source of immune responses. A sensible normal diet is important for anyone. Take your medications regularly, avoid stress, and exercise. ...Read more

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What medication is commonly prescribed for IBD?

What medication is commonly prescribed for IBD?

Diet and avoid stres: Bentyl (dicyclomine) may help the pain, but avoiding dairy and stress will help prevent attacks. EAt a diet high in fiber. ...Read more