11 doctors weighed in:

How can I treat inflammatory bowel disease ?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Medical

Meical therapy by a gastroenterologist.

In brief: Medical

Meical therapy by a gastroenterologist.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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