Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
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Crohn’s disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It can affect any part of your gastrointestinal tract, or stomach. Symptoms are mainly diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, and fever. Some patients may also develop a blocking of the bowel. The disease can be cause by a combination of things, like changes in the environment, or immune issues. Some people are born with the genetics that make it easier for them to get Crohn’s. Scientists have not identified the exact issues yet, but it is not believed to be an autoimmune disease where the body is attacking itself. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease. So there is no medication or surgery that will get rid of it. Medications can help calm symptoms and keep you more comfortable. It is also important to change your lifestyle. You should avoid foods that aggravate the disease because you will reduce the overall inflammation in your body. It is important to work with your doctor and pharmacist to get the correct routine of drugs to help manage your symptoms so that you are most comfortable.
Living with Crohn’s disease can rule your life. At DirectRx, we don’t believe it has to. You can begin to live a more normal life by using medications to control the flare-ups and suffering from the disease. We know the medications used to treat this disease are expensive and require special care and handling. To help you with this, our dedicated team can deliver your medications right to your door. We will handle your medications with care so they arrive in the condition they should. Our pharmacists can answer any questions and address any concerns that may come up from the medications, and help you avoid other medicines that can cause irritation. We also work with the insurance companies to handle some of the issues you may have trying to get your medications. We know that these medicines are usually the best way to help stop the symptoms that cause you so much pain in your day-to-day life.
Ulcerative Colitis or UC is another disease that is related to Crohn’s, but it only affects the colon instead of the entire stomach area, or gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms are alike, but will be different from patient to patient. Medicines may help ease the irritation from UC, but UC can also be treated with surgery and Crohn’s cannot. The doctor can remove the irritated portions of the colon. This will help ease some of the symptoms. However, the inflammation can come back and attack other parts of the colon. Patients can eventually have their entire colon removed if they go back for several surgeries. You should discuss treatment for UC with your doctor and pharmacist. It will help you live a healthier life.