Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammation of all or part of an individual’s digestive tract. Symptoms can include severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue, and weight loss. IBD can be a debilitation disease and can lead to life-threatening complications. Diet and lifestyle changes along with other treatments are normally recommended to treat IBD, however, even with these changes and treatments, some patients may notice little relief in their IBD symptoms. There are alternative holistic treatments available that can help patients get relief from their inflammatory bowel diseases.
What are the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?
There are a few diseases that are considered inflammatory bowel diseases. These diseases all typically produce the same symptoms, including pain, fatigue, weight loss, and severe diarrhea. The following are considered IBDs:
⦁ Ulcerative colitis – an inflammatory bowel disease that consists of long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum.
⦁ Crohn’s disease – an IBD that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract. Inflammation often spreads deep into affected tissues and can involve different areas of the digestive tract.
⦁ Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis – considered IBDs that affect the colon, but are normally separate from the classic IBD.
Intravenous IV Therapy
IV therapy can be a powerful tool when it is combined with other therapies to help the body recover from several health issues. IV nutrition is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances directly into the patient’s bloodstream, which bypasses the digestive system. This allows vital nutrition to be delivered directly to the organ systems of the body and can help with deficiencies in the body. When nutrients are given orally, they have to be processed through the liver, stomach, and intestines, which makes many substances less potent and less absorbent. However, when nutrients are directly administered through an IV, higher than normal blood levels of particular nutrients can be achieved, resulting in a boost of the immune system.
IV nutrient infusions can help several health conditions, including:
⦁ Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
⦁ Multiple Sclerosis
⦁ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
⦁ Neurological disorders
There are several different types of vitamin infusions that can be used as an effective treatment for many health issues. Some vitamin infusions include:
⦁ Vitamin C Infusions: Vitamin C is necessary for a healthy immune system and healthy metabolic functions. This infusion can help improve conditions, such as cancer, fatigue, hepatitis, poor immunity, chronic viruses, and mononucleosis. Normally, it is difficult to digest large dosages of vitamin C, however, an infusion allows it to create a therapeutic effect.
⦁ Glutathione: This important nutrient is made up of three amino acids that are responsible for detoxifying cells and help fight infections and viruses. This nutrient must be present in order for a normal immune function to occur.
⦁ Vitamin B Infusions: Vitamin B can help patients increase their immunity and energy. It can improve PMS, migraines, fibromyalgia, addictions, muscle spasms, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. B12 is stored in the body to help prevent anemia and having healthy stores of other B vitamins can prevent disease.
Improve Your IBD Symptoms
At Angel Longevity Center, we want to make sure that our patients receive the highest level of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine. Our seasoned staff is here to help patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating customized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. If your or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of IBD, call our Los Angeles office today to schedule a consultation with an Irritable Bowel Syndrome specialist.