Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A good percentage of  Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD), without even being aware of it. This is because the symptoms can be mistaken for other.

Common types of IBDs include:

Crohn’s Disease – which mostly causes inflammation in different parts of the digestive tract.

Ulcers – This also causes inflammation, which is usually long-term.

Symptoms Include:

  • Recurrent diarrhea
  • Bloody stools
  • Stomach pain
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss

Complications of IBDs:

Inflammatory bowel diseases can lead to colorectal cancer and liver diseases. When left untreated, these risks are increased dramatically. Women who are pregnant will need recommendations by a gastroenterologist on safe treatments during pregnancy.

Ultimately, these diseases affect the quality of life due to constant pain, and an inability to remain fully energetic. To determine if you are in fact an IBD sufferer, an endoscopy or colonoscopy can be performed.

Having determined the cause of illness as IBD, many doctors recommend regular colonoscopies/endoscopies, to detect if any type of cancers of the rectum or colon is being developed. Catching these and any type of cancer is crucial for the best chances of recovery.

The Gastroenterologist Center does more than diagnose these illnesses. Comprehensive care is taken to treat both ulcers and Crohn’s Disease.

Minimally invasive surgeries may have to be performed, and as the Center and lead doctor, Dr. Daneshgar, is affiliated with the Los Robles Medical Center, collaborations with other experts can be easily arranged.

Finally, it’s suggested that patients keep the communication flowing with their gastroenterologist, to stay on top of the disease. This is in addition to maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

New therapies are also in full swing, and patients should check to see whether they qualify for these procedures. Consultations can be arranged by scheduling an appointment at 805-371-8400.

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