Posted on September 27, 2017

Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both chronic inflammatory diseases of the GI tract.

Ulcerative colitis involves only the colon, and Crohn’s can involve any part of the GI tract (from the mouth to anus).

Both occur most frequently in men and women between the ages of 15-35.

Symptoms vary but can include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems

Cause of either is unknown, but may be a combination of genetics, immune system or environment. There appears to be an over-reaction of the immune system attacking the gut.

Treatments:

There is no cure, but we can control symptoms by suppressing the immune system using:

  • Steroids
  • Anti TNF drugs
  • Vedolizumab
  • 6MP

ClinSearch has several new studies to treat Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis not responding to current treatment.

For more information on our Crohn’s study, please click here.

For more information on our ulcerative colitis study, please click here.

Contact us at (423) 698-4584 or go to our website at www.clinsearch-us.com.

 

 

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