How can I treat anemia with Crohn's disease?

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.
Remission. The most important thing for improving your anemia is to get your disease in to remission, which will allow you to absorb more iron. However some people still have resistant anemia even hen their disease is well controlled. Your doctor might put you on iron replacement pills. Talk to your gastroenterologist.

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I found out I have Crohn's january third of 2013 also have pyoderma ganrenosum &anemia how can I keep my iron up with all 3 at times I get weak.

Multiple deficiencys. In addition to iron you may have zinc calcium b12, a, c, folate (folic acid) and protein deficiencies. For anemia 50-75 mg of feosol or other of the gentler irn preparations may be all you can add at a time but you may not tolerate any in which case you might need iron infusions, dietary protein to the degree tolerated vit c supplement 1mg b12/ day or B12 shot may be easiest work with your gastroenterologist. Read more...

Is 10.1 a very low hemoglobin blood count? I have Crohn's and constant diarrhea. Is that a low blood count?

This is a low Hgb... Normal hemoglobins are in the range of 13-16 g/dl, and are generally higher in men than women. From your brief history, there are many potential factors that could be contributing to anemia, including ( but not limited to) crohns dz, anemia of chronic disease, malabsorptions, blood loss, nutritional issues, etc. If you're a woman, menses contributes as well. You'd be wise to address with your dr. Read more...

Does Crohn's disease influence the onset of gingivitis? And if it does, is it treatable? (The gingivitis) Thank you!

Possible. Crohn's Disease may manifest some elements of gingivitis and periodontist...gum and bone issues around the teeth and, gum tissue and underlying bone. Gum disease is normally treatable with extra cleanings at the dentist and also more diligence in home care. I would consider possibly an electric toothbrush in addition to tarter control toothpaste, rinses and immaculate flossing. Read more...
Gingivitis treatable. Gingivitis is a treatable disease by daily flossing and brushing three times a day. You should also see your dentist to have a professional cleaning to eliminate toxins in the gums. I have not seen anything about Crohn's disease influencing gingivitis. Read more...
Of course. Increase in the size of gingiva is a common feature of gingival diseases that is present in Crohn’s disease. Read more...

How can I treat Crohn's disease?

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...

What medications treat Crohn's disease?

Immunosuppressives. Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel. The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are. Read more...

How do you diagnose and treat Crohn's disease because I think I have it?

First see a doctor. Crohn's disease can be diagnosed with a combination of lab testing including xrays (enterography, ct scan) endoscopic biopsies and new serological markers (ibd panel). Newer modalities such as capsule endoscopy where you swallow a small pill-size camera that examines your intestines can help diagnose more subtle cases. The treatment is based on medications that suppress intestinal inflammation. Read more...
Colonoscopy . The gold standard for diagnosing crohn's if the colon or ileum is colonoscopy. Special ct and mre can help to see if the rest of the small bowel is involved. Read more...

What is crohn's disease? What causes it? How is it treated? Plz answer I'm scared!

Great start but... If you have crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding any questions. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. Be proactive & self-advocate. Read more...
Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It can affect anywhere in the digestive tract, but is usually in the small intestine or colon. Sometimes it can be a mild inflammation, but at times it can be severe and even require surgery. It cannot be cured, but it can be controlled well with medications most of the time. You need a good gastroenterologist to work with you. Good luck. Read more...