Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of your digestive tract. This inflammation can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition.
The inflammation often goes very deep into the layers of affected tissues, which causes painful cramps and is often debilitating. It’s very difficult to predict when Crohn’s will flare up and those who have it may be fine in the morning and in pain after a meal.
While there’s no known cure for Crohn’s disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn’s disease are able to function well.
Treatment for Crohn’s Disease
Treatment for Crohn’s varies from person to person, but the goal is always the same: to reduce the inflammation that triggers flare ups. The secondary goal is to improve the long-term prognosis by limiting complications, so not only does the person experience relief from their symptoms, but also potential remission.
Why Dietary Supplements May Help
Conditions such as Crohn’s disease often led to vitamin and nutrient deficiencies as well. This is because Crohn’s can lead to severe pain in your stomach and abdomen, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Those with this disease are often deficient in iron, vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and zinc. These deficiencies can be reduced with supplements and IV treatments.
Many people with Crohn’s have to cut out certain foods from their diet to reduce their symptoms as well. Talk with your doctor about finding a healthy diet that is right for you.
Your doctor may also recommend a special diet given via a feeding tube or IV treatments to help absorb essential nutrients into your bloodstream. This can improve your overall nutrition and allow the bowel to rest. Bowel rest can reduce inflammation in the short term.
Anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. If they aren’t cutting it, you can try adding natural ingredients, such as curcumin, to your diet or bodily intake.
If you’re interested in IV treatments, IV Revival’s main anti-inflammatory is curcumin. It’s the main active ingredient in turmeric, which reduces inflammation and increases the level of natural antioxidants. Curcumin is not absorbed well through digestion; therefore it is recommended to take it through IV to feel its full effects.
A recent study connected oxidative stress to chronic diseases that lead to inflammation. According to the study, “Curcumin has been shown to block NF-κB activation increased by several different inflammatory stimuli. Curcumin has also been shown to suppress inflammation through many different mechanisms beyond the scope of this review, thereby supporting its mechanism of action as a potential anti-inflammatory agent.”
Try B-12 Vitamins
Crohn’s disease can cause vitamin B-12 deficiency. Decreased levels of stomach acid can result in decreased absorption of B12 as well as other B vitamins. Your body requires B vitamins to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fat.
Receiving B12 and B vitamins via B12 shots or in IV treatments can be beneficial for those that are unable to absorb the necessary amounts through food sources related to decreased stomach acid production.
Vitamin B-12 also helps prevent anemia, promotes normal growth and development, and is essential for proper nerve function.
Why Choose IV Revival for IV Treatments
If you want relief beyond your regularly scheduled medical treatment, IV Revival can help. IV Revival’s menu is scientifically designed to optimize your health and fill holes in your nutrition, including B vitamins, and curcumin. A full breakdown of our menu can be found here.
The immediate effects that IV vitamin infusions have on the body minimize recovery time for cellular repair. It also conditions the vital body systems to utilize energy more efficiently, and ensures that your body has all the micronutrients it needs to function optimally. Because your body is composed of 60% water, you need the proper fluid, vitamin and electrolyte balance to look and feel your best. With an IV, fluid and nutrients flood your system and nourish your body from a cellular level.
The best part is that you don’t have to force yourself out of the house if you’re in pain to visit a clinic. IV Revival’s registered nurses will come right to your door and will work with you so you can get treatment in the comfort of your home. You don’t even have to move from your bed if you don’t want to — all you need to do is let the nurses in.
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