Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Many of our patients come to GastroCare LI to seek treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which primarily includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Specifically, ulcerative colitis is “an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the innermost lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.”
Crohn’s disease is an IBD that “causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract.”
What kind of symptoms do people with IBD (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) experience?
- severe diarrhea
- weight loss
- unexplained weight loss
- decreased appetite
- bloody stool
- abdominal pain
- abdominal cramps
Treatment options include:
The goal of treatment for IBD is to reduce the inflammation that is responsible for triggering the signs and symptoms. There is no cure for IBD, unfortunately, but many treatment options exist to help relieve the symptoms on a daily basis.
- anti-inflammatory drugs
- immune system suppressors
- other types of medications
What should you do now?
If you need treatment for IBD, call GastroCare LI today. An appointment with one of our trained professionals is the first step to getting help today. We are confident that we can relieve your IBD symptoms so call us today!