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Five Towns Gastroenterology | Medication Infusion, Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Consultation

Medication Infusion

Medication Infusions for Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to a set of medical conditions, including Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, that cause chronic digestive tract inflammation. These conditions affect various parts of the gastrointestinal system, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine (colon)— disrupting the digestive process and producing varying degrees of discomfort and dysfunction.

While for some people, IBD is a mild condition, for others, the consequences can become debilitating and lead to life-threatening complications. Common and distressing symptoms associated with IBD include abdominal cramps, bloating, urgent bowel movements, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue, and unintended weight loss. However, when left untreated, IBD conditions like Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can lead to ulcers, malnutrition, intestinal rupture, bowel obstruction, colon cancer, and more.

Medical infusions for treating IBD

With medical infusions, we can bypass the gut and deliver medications through an intravenous (IV) line to get them effectively and efficiently where they are needed most. We may recommend infusions if you are no longer responding to other medication types, your medication is not as effective in a pill form, or if your medication needs to get administered to you in a controlled setting.

Our medical infusions for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis offer the following therapeutic benefits:

  • Alleviate symptoms
  • Reduce the likelihood, frequency, and duration of flare-ups
  • Offer an improved quality of life

Providing personalized care to address individual needs

Every case is different, and our doctors provide individualized care and medical infusions based on individual needs.

We may recommend biologics, which are medications derived from living cells. As administered by IV infusions, biologics enable our doctors to target immune system function and inflammation with maximum results and minimal side effects. The treatment plan might also involve immune suppressants, which work to prevent the immune system from attacking the intestines and medications that block tumor necrosis factor (TNF), which is a protein in the body responsible for inflammation.

You can rest assured at Five Towns Gastroenterology that your care is in skilled, experienced hands. We use the leading therapeutic methods and medications to treat patients with IBD while ensuring every patient has a comfortable and beneficial experience. We also keep our patients well-informed and address all concerns every step of the way.

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