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Compounded Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that can be managed well with lifestyle changes and medication. Although the exact causes of the condition are not known, it is often associated with a recent infection from certain types of bacteria. The treatment for ulcerative colitis can involve a variety of medications meant to induce remission of symptoms and prevent a relapse. Locally applied medications have been shown to be…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Many chronic conditions can potentially benefit from the use of low dose naltrexone (LDN). We have already discussed some of these applications on our blog including psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies have found positive results when LDN is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For many patients, current treatments for IBD do not work or lose effectiveness over time. LDN was investigated as a long-term treatment option because…
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Cholesytramine Uses

Cholestyramine (CSM) is has been used for many years and has a variety of possible applications. It is FDA-approved to lower cholesterol levels but has numerous off-label uses. Cholestyramine’s ability to bind to toxins makes it an especially useful treatment for biotoxin illness. It is used to treat many conditions including diabetes, Crohn’s, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and hyperthyroidism. Cholestyramine itself is not absorbed by the body, but binds…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Crohn’s Disease

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a drug that can provide therapeutic benefits for many chronic conditions. LDN refers to a lower dose of the FDA-approved drug naltrexone – an opioid antagonist used to treat opioid addiction. Opioid antagonists have been shown to improve healing and tissue repair. LDN has both anti-inflammatory and immunological effects and is used by doctors to treat symptoms of inflammation throughout the body. Crohn’s disease has…
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Compounded Treatment Options for Anal Fissures

An anal fissure is a tear in the anus that can result from bowel problems like passing hard stools, constipation, and chronic diarrhea. They can also result from anal sex, rectal examination, or other trauma to the anus. Certain inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease make a person more susceptible to having anal fissures. They are a fairly common condition frequently seen by colon and rectal surgeons and gastroenterologists. Symptoms…
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