Imuran (Azathioprine) and 6-MP (6-Mercaptopurine)

What is it? 6-MP (6-Mercaptopurine) and Imuran (Azathioprine) are under the class of medications called immunosuppressants. They work by suppressi...

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Contacting and Interacting with Your Gastroenterologist

A diagnosis of IBD is a major life change that can trigger feelings of fear, panic and anger. On top of dealing with these emotions, symptoms like ...

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How Is Crohn's Disease Diagnosed

Diagnosing Crohn’s disease can be challenging. (What is Crohn’s disease?) Since there is no single test that can make a definitive diagnosis of Cro...

Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines

When treating their patients, physicians want to use the best tests and the most effective treatments available. This often means making choices fr...

Prednisone

Prednisone

What is it? Prednisone is under a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by suppressing the immune system which results in a decrea...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Methotrexate (Rheumatrex)

What is it? Methotrexate is under a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works by partially inhibiting the activities of the immune ...

Dr. Brian Bressler

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Why Hasn't a Cure Been Found for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

When people talk about a Crohn’s disease cure or an ulcerative colitis cure, they are typically implying that they want a medication, surgical proc...

Dr. Nancy Fu

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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Many people pay no mind to the digestive process; they eat their food, go about their day, eat sleep and repeat. But fo...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Simponi (Golimumab)

What is it? Simponi is a protein that partially inhibits the activity of the immune system by blocking the inflammatory molecules causing inflamma...

Dr. Brian Bressler

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Joint Issues Related to Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (both inflammatory bowel diseases), by definition, primarily affect the gastrointestinal tract. But the immu...

Dr. Greg Rosenfeld