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.” It can require lifelong, daily treatments to prevent the painful symptoms, often uncomfortable symptoms.
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
These symptoms are uncomfortable and living with them can be challenging. However, there are highly effective treatments available for people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Treatment options for IBD
The goal of treatment for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease 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. Some of these treatments include:
- Anti-inflammatory Drugs
- Immune System Suppressors
- Other Types of Medications
Which treatment is right for you depends on your specific circumstances. The medical professionals at GastroCare LI are well versed in diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel diseases and can help identify your illness, as well as the best treatment options.
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 at (516) 265-7049 today!