• Crohn's Disease Treatment

  • Main therapeutic drugs in treatment for Crohn's Disease. for mild to moderate Crohn's disease colitis are sulfasalazine and other 5-aminosalicylic acid agents (5-ASA).
  • Glucocorticoids (steroids) are used for treatment for Crohn's Disease for moderate to severe type. Many side effects are seen like, increased levels of sugar in blood, cataracts, osteonecrosis (death of the bone tissue), myopathy (diseases of the muscle tissues), emotional disturbances, and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Newer Medicines like Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor Antibody, Immunosuppressive Agents, and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines are also used in treatment for Crohn's Disease.
  • Surgical Therapy: Requirement of surgery is related to duration of disease and site of involvement. Most patients with Crohn's Disease require at least one operation in their lifetime. Patients with small bowel disease have an 80% and those with colitis have a 50% chance of requiring surgery.
  • However, these treatments can only bring temporary relief and also harbor the risk of serious side effects associated with medical and surgical treatment.
  • Homeopathy acts on the immune system of the person and assists the body in the natural healing process of Crohn's Disease.
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