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Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Mayby: There was one japanese study that suggested a plant based diet decreased the relapse rate of crohn's in remission. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2877178/pdf/wjg-16-2484.pdf unfortunately no pharma money is there to fund a f/u study. - for obvious reasons. If it was me, i'd try the veggie diet for 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i'm on remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's disease, since I have been on it I have had major depression?

What to do if i'm on remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's disease, since I have been on it I have had major depression?

Common: Depression, mood disturbance, sleep problems, and learning problems are all extraordinarily common with crohn's disease. We don't fully understand why. This is unlikely coming from the remicade (infliximab). I strongly suggest getting evaluated by a psychiatrist or psychologist and maybe even starting medication if you qualify for it. It could really help. Either way, don't combat this alone! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's disease, since I have been on it I have had major depression?

What do you advise if I'm on remicade (infliximab) for Crohn's disease, since I have been on it I have had major depression?

See therapist: Remicade (infliximab) itself is not a major contributor to mood changes. However it is well established the patients with crohns are much more likely to have trouble with depression, sleep, anxiety, and learning. Therefore please see a therapist. You may benefit from talk therapy or even anti depressants. ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

Discuss with GI MD: Treatment of anyone with an autoimmune disorder starts with stress reduction, proper diet and adequate sleep and rest. Lack of any of these can worsen/bring out symptoms. Sometimes treatment involves biologics of which Humera is one, steroids, and 5-aminosalicylates if the colon and rectum are involved. The right medication choices need a discussion with your MD who knows extent of your disease. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Most likely not.: Surgery on bladder will not affect your gi tract, unless the two are abnormally adherent. Get opinion from gi specialist just to be sure. ...Read more

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Where are the common areas of pain when you have small intestine inflammation because of crohns disease?

Where are the common areas of pain when you have small intestine inflammation because of crohns disease?

Crohns: A common area of involvement in crohns disease is in the intestine near the appendix which would cause discomfort in the right lower abdomen. Skip areas of the intestines occur in crohns and thus different zones in the abdomen may be involved,however. ...Read more

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Throughout the day my stomach swells, hardens with raised knots sometimes painful. I have Crohns disease don't know if related -happens most every day?

More info: I would keep a log of your symptoms and indicate time of day and relation to meal time and what you ate. I would present this information to your gastroenterologist and see how this fits into your Crohns process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people ?

No: Crohn's disease is not an infectious disease. That being said you can have a GI tract infection on top of the crohn's especially if you have been treated with antibiotics and this infection can be contagious from contact with your stool. In general the gas or flatus should not be able to spread any infection without direct stool contact. ...Read more

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