If you have IBD, your team Aurora care team will work with you to determine the best treatment options. Treatment for IBD generally focuses on reducing the inflammation in the digestive tract to improve symptoms and help prevent complications.
Medications to treat IBD include:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Immune system suppressor drugs
- Anti-diarrheal drugs
- Pain relieving drugs
- Iron, calcium and vitamin supplements
- Nutrition: This may be necessary with either an injection or feeding tube to treat malnutrition and let your bowel rest.
If medications don’t alleviate your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery.