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.

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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...

What is inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

Not understood. Although extensively studied, ibd, is not completely understood. It primarily occurs in 2 different forms known as ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. The end result is chronic but intermittent inflammation in the terminal small intestines or large intestines. It is commonly manifested by pain with bloody mucous stools. The exact cause of the inflammation is not similar to autoimmune disease. Read more...

Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

It can. For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. Read more...
IBD. Such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis can cause malabsorption and severe weight loss including muscle mass. This can be life threatening. If your disease is not controlled medically you may need to be evaluated for surgical intervention. Please see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon and discuss your situation. Read more...

What is the cure for inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory. Inflammatory bowel disease is treated with a variety agents such as tnf inhibitors and sometimes surgery is required. There is no true cure as the goal is to get a patient into remission. Read more...
No easy answer. There are 2 types primarily, crohn's disease which cannot be cured and ulcerative colitis which can be cured with extensive surgery which may mean a permanent colostomy. Best to see a good GI as medication can help control the symptoms of both. Read more...

How can I treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Various medication. The two most common inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and crohns disease. After diagnosis by your GI doctor, you will be recommended to take Asacol (mesalamine) or its variants and may require steroids and some higher order anti-inflammatories. Do not take Aspirin or nsaids which can worsen the problem. These are chronic diseases which flare up and down. 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 more...

How can inflammatory bowel disease be diagnosed?

Usually by . Biopsy at endoscopy if it is colon. If it is ileum or small intestine, contrast x-rays or ct. Blood tests are sometimes helpful but not diagnostic. Read more...