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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

Lifestyle Changes

Eating a healthy diet, low in fats and rich in fruits, vegetables , can control IBD symptoms. Reducing fiber and dairy products in the diet is also recommended.

Reducing stress and getting plenty of rest can also reduce symptoms and flare-ups.

Medications

Most medications for IBD focus on reducing the inflammation that causes symptoms. Medications include:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immune system suppressors
  • Antibiotics to kill germs in the intestinal tract
  • Antidiarrheals
  • Laxatives
  • Pain relievers

Surgery

While surgery is not helpful for all types of IBD, surgery to remove the colon is an option for patients who suffer from very severe ulcerative colitis.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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