Treating IBD the Right Way

For patients suffering from these symptoms, IBD treatment is of the utmost importance. Several options exist to help reduce intestinal inflammation and minimize symptoms. We have provided some helpful tips that can be implemented into a treatment regimen.

Analyze your personal situation for proper IBD management. How a patient chooses to treat IBD should be based on personal diagnosis. Each condition is different and requires an individualized treatment plan. Guidelines will depend on severity, disease location, condition, and symptoms.

Review and consider dietary changes to incorporate into your diet. In order to minimize IBD symptoms, dietary modifications are often recommended. Eating less fiber rich foods can help reduce symptoms because they are easier to digest. Like any other diet, but especially one with IBD, vitamins and fluids are essential to nourishing the body. For more dietary tips on minimizing symptoms, refer to these guidelines.

Know that different medications offer various solutions. There are quite a few oral medications that exist that can help modulate symptoms, however some are disease-specific. Aminosalicylates are defined as anti-inflammatory agents whereas antibiotics only work for Crohn’s disease patients. For more information on other medications that are used to treat IBD, please read our resources page.

These options are only a few of the various treatment alternatives that exist. Although every case is unique, the treatment goals remain the same: to improve and maintain the well-being of patients while reducing dependence on steroids.