Overview

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized by alternating[read article]

Tests for Crohn's Disease

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Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. The colon is the lowest portion...  More
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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A barium enema is a type of X-ray imaging test that allows doctors to examine your lower intestinal tract. It involves delivering a contrast solution that contains ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. The colon is the lowest portion...  More
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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Capsule Endoscopy
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Small Bowel Follow Through X-Ray
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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Series
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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Prescribed Medications for Crohn's Disease

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AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthr...  More
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MESALAMINE (me SAL a meen) is used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.  More
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ADALIMUMAB (a dal AYE mu mab) is used to treat several types of arthritis. It is also used to treat Crohn's disease and plaque psoriasis.  More
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BUDESONIDE (bue DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used in the treatment of Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease.  More
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CERTOLIZUMAB (SER toe LIZ oo mab) is used to treat Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis.  More
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CYCLOSPORINE (SYE kloe spor een) is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.  More
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions tre...  More
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INFLIXIMAB (in FLIX i mab) is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms ...  More
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MERCAPTOPURINE, 6-MP (mer kap toe PYOOR een) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and can reduce immune system activity. It is used...  More
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MESALAMINE (me SAL a meen) is used to treat the pain and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis.  More
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METHOTREXATE (METH oh TREX ate) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stoma...  More
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B-COMPLEX VITAMIN with VITAMIN C (B-KOM pleks VAHY tuh min with VAHY tuh min C) is a multivitamin. It is mostly used to help provide good nutrition to people who ne...  More
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NATALIZUMAB (na ta LIZ you mab) is used to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. This drug is not a cure. It is also used to treat Crohn's disease.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Crohn's Disease

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Large bowel resection is also known as colectomy. This surgery removes diseased portions of the large bowel-also called the large intestine. The large intestine con...  More
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Strictureplasty of Ileum
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Bowel Resection
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A total proctocolectomy is a surgery performed under general anesthesia to remove the colon, rectum, and anus. This surgery is typically done when inflammatory dise...  More
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Small Intestinal Strictureplasty
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Over the Counter Medications for Crohn's Disease

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B-COMPLEX VITAMIN with VITAMIN C (B-KOM pleks VAHY tuh min with VAHY tuh min C) is a multivitamin. It is mostly used to help provide good nutrition to people who ne...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Crohn's Disease What's this?

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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Efficacy Grade B
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Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, licensed co...  More
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Efficacy Grade C
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Herbs and Supplements for Crohn's Disease What's this?

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Resin extracts from the Boswellia serrata tree have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects. Animal and laboratory studies suggest possible efficacy for inflam...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast strain that has been used for treatment and prevention of diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii is classified as a pro...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Soy is a subtropical plant native to southeastern Asia. This member of the pea family (Fabaceae) grows from 1-5 feet tall and forms clusters of 3-5 pods that each c...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Thiamin (also spelled thiamine) is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, previously known as vitamin B1 or aneurine. Thiamin was isolated and characterized in the 1920...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Glucosamine is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is a normal constituent of glycoaminoglycans in cartilage matrix and synov...  More
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
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Probiotics are beneficial bacteria (sometimes referred to as friendly germs) that help to maintain the health of the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. They als...  More
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Medical Procedures for Crohn's Disease

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Therapeutic Immunosuppression
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