Compounding for Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus) and symptoms caused by that may be abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and fatigue. Different areas of the GI tract may also be affected in different people.
In some people with Crohn’s disease, it only affects the colon. In others it may also affect the small intestine only.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) fall under a condition called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and are characterized by chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
An estimated 30% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) don’t respond well to current therapy or may relapse over time. New treatment options are necessary and Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) may be able to help these patients.