Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your irritable bowel disease (IBD) treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.
What is irritable bowel disease (IBD)?
Irritable bowel disease is a condition caused by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are two types of IBD: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract (mouth to anus), whereas ulcerative colitis only affects the large intestine (colon).
- Persistent diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal bleeding/bloody stools
- Weight loss
What causes IBD?
The exact cause of IBD is unknown but we do know that the immune system and genetics play a role. Normally, your immune system reacts to viruses and bacteria and produces inflammation, among other processes, to fight the infection. In IBD the immune system has this same reaction to normal, everyday triggers which causes constant inflammation in the GI tract. It is also known that a family history of IBD can increase your risk of having IBD.
What specialty medications do you offer to treat IBD?
What should I expect from treatment?
All of the specialty treatments currently available for IBD are either injections that go under your skin or injections that go right into your veins. You can inject medications under your skin at home every 2-8 weeks depending on what treatment your provider prescribes. Please contact us if you have any questions on how to properly inject yourself under the skin. Your provider may decide to do IV infusion treatments which means you would have to go to an infusion center every 8 weeks to get your treatment. Regardless of which type of medication your provider prescribes, we can ship them directly to you, your provider, or the infusion center. The most common side effects that you may experience include headache, infections, and GI upset. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, contact your provider.
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