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Reviewing the Options for Treating MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms vary widely among those with the disease. And that can complicate efforts to prescribe the right treatment for MS patients.
Crohn's Rx May Lead to Less Surgery
Crohn's disease can cause unpleasant symptoms, and for some patients, surgery may be needed. But one common medication could lower the risk of going under the knife.
Fewer Cuts to the Gut
New medications have improved the quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. But when these treatments fail to relieve symptoms, bowel surgery may be required.
Rx Treats the Gut, but Upsets the Blood
Patients with ulcerative colitis can be treated effectively with a class of medications called thiopurines . But taking these medications over a long period of time can have some negative effects.
Lupus Rx In Utero Tied to Learning Issues
Azathioprine therapy for lupus is generally considered safe during pregnancy. But children exposed to azathioprine in the womb may be at higher risk of developing speech problems.
Are IBD Drugs Safe During Pregnancy?
When you're pregnant, you try to avoid putting any unnecessary chemicals into your body. But what if you're an expectant mom with inflammatory bowel disease – is it safe to take your meds?
Treating Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is a condition that can cause swelling and irritation in any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth all the way to the rectum. While there is no cure for Crohn's disease, there are ways to control the swelling and other symptoms.
Dimming the Flame of Pain: Arthritis and All That
Your joints may feel tight. Your hips might hurt so bad that you can barely walk. Your back may feel so weak that you cannot even sit up straight. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might have arthritis.
IBD Can Inflame Skin Cancer Risks
Sometimes drugs that effectively treat one condition unintentionally increase the risks of another. It has recently been discovered that this is the case for some drugs that treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Which Pill to Pop for Kidney Protection?
Lupus can cause problems in many different parts of the body, including the kidneys. Patients with kidney complications are usually treated with medications. But which drug treatment works best?