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Treating and Managing Crohn's and Colitis

December 2021 | Paragon Healthcare
Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease, in which either the gastrointestinal tract in general or specifically the large intestine become chronically inflamed. Read our latest blog article to learn more.
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Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of inflammatory bowel disease, in which either the gastrointestinal tract in general or specifically the large intestine become chronically inflamed. Either condition can be a life-altering diagnosis due to the impact both diseases can have on your overall quality of life, comfort level and your personal nutrition, which could lead to other medical issues.

Both conditions are prime candidates for the sort of infusion and injection treatments Paragon Healthcare can provide, and a discussion with your gastroenterologist may reveal that it’s time to give one of the following therapies a chance to give you back your comfort, your freedom and your life:

Cimzia

Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) is an anti-inflammatory biologic medication used to treat Crohn’s disease, as well as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

Infliximab

Infliximab (sold as Remicade, Inflectra, Renflexis and Avsola) is an intravenous immune-boosting medication used to treat both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other immune system disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and others.

Stelara

Stelara (Ustekinumab) is an antibody mediation, like Cimzia, that is used for both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and for all forms of psoriasis.

Tysabri

Tysabri (natalizumab) is an immunosuppressive drug most commonly prescribed to treat Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis, though physicians may prescribe it for other uses as well.

Entyvio

Entyvio (vedolizumab) is an antibody medication that can be used to treat both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Entyvio functions by manipulating certain cellular receptors resulted in anti-inflammatory effects focused on the gut area.

Symptom management

No cure currently exists for either condition, but some measures, both medical and lifestyle, can help to alleviate symptoms in conjunction with infusion or injection treatments, including:

  • Dietary adjustments
  • Proper hydration
  • Cessation of smoking
  • Other over-the-counter or prescription corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Surgical removal of sections of the digestive tract
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