Infusion Therapy for Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Unfortunately, for many people, certain diseases carry a much higher stigma than others. For example, many people often feel the need to polite social invitations or be on the lookout for nearest restroom when they get occasional bouts of diarrhea. Unfortunately, individuals with Crohn’s Disease may not be comfortable discussing their condition, especially when having a flare up. This is because the treatment can’t always completely alleviate their symptoms. That’s why IV Infusion Therapy for Chron’s Disease can help.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that can affect any part of your digestive system. It causes the person to feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom (also known as diarrhea) and often will stop them from getting ahead with their day-to-day life. In addition to such discomfort, they also may experience abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, constipation, and/or fatigue. While the cause is unknown, stress and/or a diet high in processed foods, red meats, and dairy can worsen symptoms.

 

 

How IV Therapy Works for Crohn’s Disease

IV therapy can deliver medications, for example Remicade, Cimzia, Entyvio or Stelara directly into the bloodstream. This reduces inflammation of the bowels and alleviates Crohn’s disease symptoms. It’s typically prescribed for patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease who have not obtained results from oral medications.

IV therapy for Crohn’s disease has been proven to be effective in reducing the disease’s effects, as well as placing it into remission. For those suffering from Crohn’s, this is very good news as their condition only manifests itself during flare ups. Infusion treatments are cheaper at infusion centers than at hospitals, so it makes sense to go there.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include pneumonia, sepsis, or tuberculosis. Especially if you have previously been exposed to tuberculosis. Talk to your physician if you think this may apply to you. If it does, let them know before starting treatment. Rare but serious side effects could include blood disorders, neurologic ailments and lymphomas or cancer in other parts of the body. You should tell your doctor if you have a history of heart failure before undergoing Remicade treatment. There are other Crohn’s Disease IV Infusion therapy treatment options available for those who have a history of heart failure, including corticosteroids.

It’s always advised to have infusion therapy for Chron’s Disease for your condition in an out-patient center, not at home – there is a risk of allergic reaction. It is also safer this way because the chances of complications are reduced if healthcare providers are monitoring everyone’s infusions at all times.

Let Superior Infusion Center Help You

At Superior Infusion Center, our team of specialists delivers a welcoming and comfortable experience for those with chronic treatment needs. We’re fully committed to making your experience as comfortable as possible. When we’re treating patients, we take precautions and always inform them of any possible side effects. Moreover, our on-site Registered Pharmacist can help you with any questions you might have.

If you’re interested in referring a patient to us or would like to inquire about the treatments we offer, call 734-404-6065 or toll-free at 1-877-261-5512.