An inflammatory bowel disease refers to disorders that describe the inflammation of your digestive tract. Some of the more common inflammatory bowel diseases out there include ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease involves the inflammation of your digestive tract’s lining. This condition could then spread into other tissues in your body.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

Crohn’s disease symptoms and the symptoms of other inflammatory bowel diseases could signal the appearance of certain life-threatening conditions. Some of the symptoms of IBD include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Weight loss

The Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

To diagnose IBD, a naturopathic physician will conduct a comprehensive health exam. They might test your stool at this time to look at inflammation markers, gut bacteria, as well as immune markers. Your naturopathic doctor might also take this opportunity to test your blood at this time.

Certain patients who want treatment for their Crohn’s disease symptoms might be referred to a gastroenterologist in order to undergo endoscopic studies. Other patients may need to get a colonoscopy done. Whether or not you will need this procedure will largely depend on the symptoms that you present to your doctor at the time of your exam. Other ways that your naturopathic physician can diagnose an IBD include the appearance of skin tags and tenderness in the abdominal area.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

Your naturopathic doctor will create a customized treatment plan based on your health, lifestyle, and the symptoms that you presented at the exam. DELETE THE ENTIRE SENTENCE: The following statement is not true? Since there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease and other IBDs, the goal for treatment is to achieve remission from symptoms and heal as much of the inflammation as possible.

The treatments that your naturopathic healthcare provider will include will be the ones that address the cause of Crohn’s, such as: diet high in refined foods and low in fiber, hidden and delayed food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, stress, intestinal permeability, intestinal infection, poor lifestyle choices. The natural medicine protocols that your Naturopathic Doctor will prescribe are ones that treat the cause of disease, which might include:

  • Various techniques to reduce stress in your life
  • Probiotics
  • Curcumin capsules and tinctures
  • Wormwood capsules
  • Gluten-free diet

Getting inflammatory bowel disease treatment doesn’t have to mean seeking medical care from an allopathic physician. This type of medical care can be intrusive and costly. By going to a naturopathic physician for your Crohn’s disease symptoms, you’re ensuring that you’re not just getting your immediate medical symptoms treated. With naturopathic care, your entire bodily system will receive the utmost care

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