Changing classification from irritable bowel syndrome to irritable bowel disease, these two U.C. and Crohn’s are characterized by tissue changes in the colon and large bowel. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis should also be ruled out before reaching a diagnosis.
As this condition involves both G.I. and immune system function (auto-immunity), treatment requires a comprehensive approach and may include:
- Western pharmaceuticals (prescribed by an M.D.)
- Combination treatment with dietary supplements and herbs
- Transition to herbal only treatment
While treatment is usually effective, it often takes time to eliminate irritation, relieve pain and inflammation, restore normal bowel function. Herbal medicine, when prescribed correctly, can be highly effective at treating these conditions, and does not carry with it the significant risks associated with long-term anti-inflammatory use or the use of immune suppressant medications.
If you suffer with a significant bowel disease, call us at 650-564-9002 or schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation here.