100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease And by Andrew S. Warner

By Andrew S. Warner

Even if you’re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a chum or relative of somebody soreness with Crohns illness or Ulcerative Colitis, this publication deals support. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Crohns affliction and Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey sanatorium consultant, moment version offers authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions about this situation to aid sufferers and households in achieving a better knowing of all elements of facing Crohns affliction together with healing procedures, assets of help, and masses extra. This publication is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this ailment.

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In fact, I still have difficulty looking at my prom and graduation pictures. They are a painful reminder of my experiences with Crohn’s disease that year. Despite the fact that prednisone proved an effective shortterm treatment for my disease, I came to despise the drug. To this day I would avoid taking prednisone at all costs. For me, the physical and psychological impact of the drug far outweighs the benefits. 21. I’ve heard there is a new type of prednisone with fewer side effects called budesonide (Entocort).

Like sulfasalazine, olsalazine (Dipentum) and balsalazide (Colazal) are aminosalicylates that require colonic bacteria for activation and, therefore, target the colon. They have limited effectiveness in the small bowel. Mesalamine (Asacol) and mesalamine CR (Pentasa), on the other hand, are aminosalicylates that target the small bowel as well as the colon. QXP 8/31/09 5:39 PM Page 46 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE (Pentasa) is released throughout the small intestine.

All four preparations can be used either alone or in combination with oral medication. Topical therapy A type of therapy that is applied directly to tissue; commonly used in inflammation of the rectum and left colon. Medications Topical therapy is when you apply medicine directly to the tissue, much like when you apply medicated ointment or cream to a skin rash. Individuals with IBD, especially ulcerative colitis, can be thought of as having a rash of the colon. As for the skin, applying medication directly to the inflamed tissue can be extremely effective.

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