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Crohn’s disease and colitis pain

Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition where the gut becomes inflamed. Symptoms include stomach ache, cramps, diarrhoea and blood in the faeces.

The cause of this condition is unknown but has been linked to issue with the immune system and a genetic pre-disposition to the disease.

Ulcerative colitis is similar condition and symptoms include frequent diarrhoea (which may also be bloody or contain mucus or pus), stomach pain and the need to eliminate the bowels frequently. Weight loss, a loss of appetite and extreme tiredness can also be symptoms of colitis. Both of these conditions can have a significant impact on the life of the sufferer and can even lead to feelings of anxiety or depression.

Treatments – there are no treatments that can cure Crohn’s or Colitis completely, but there are some conventional medications and actions that can help to ease symptoms and aim to reduce severe flare ups reoccurring:

Treatments for Crohn’s disease

  • Medicines that reduce the inflammation of the gut – usually steroids
  • Surgery

Treatments for colitis:

  • Amino-salicylates (ASAs)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressants

Cannabis medication for Crohn’s disease and colitis pain

Cannabis medications have been used for thousands of years to help with chronic pain and the subsequent emotional symptoms that can assist this pain. Cannabis medication can help with some of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and colitis including improving appetite and sleep deprivation, pain and inflammation. Cannabis medication can be taken in many forms, including tablets, oil tinctures and via a specialised cannabis flower vaporiser.

When traditional forms of medical treatment are ineffective, cannabis medicines can be an effective alternative form of treatment, which can offer much needed relief to the patient. It not only reduces the symptoms of pain, but can help patients to enjoy a far better quality of life, regaining their independence and physical and mental strength.

Am I suitable for pain management for my Crohn’s symptoms or colitis pain?

The cause and symptoms of your condition will be assessed during a no obligation consultation and examination, here at Integro Medical Clinic. After a thorough examination and medical history check, your clinician will make recommendations for pain management or other investigations, depending on the underlying cause of your symptoms. Following this initial assessment, we can provide a plan, which may include cannabis medicines as an option for pain management, for your unique requirements.

When conventional treatments reach their limit, our work begins.

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