Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is primarily characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract(1). The two most common IBDs, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are estimated to affect 3 million adults in the United States alone(2). Individuals with IBD typically experience symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stool, and weight loss.
Extivita Therapies for IBD:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Nutritional IV Therapy
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
We offer a number of therapies for IBD, mainly those with powerful anti-inflammatory effects such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and nutritional IV’s. We also carry physician-grade supplements to support gut health.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Nutritional IV Therapy
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
What causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
While the root cause of IBD remains unknown, it is believed to be caused by a mix of genetic and environmental factors that result a compromised immune response(1). The impact of immune dysregulation is clear in IBD, as patients consistently display higher levels of proinflammatory cytokines as well as nitric oxide, both of which can lead to tissue damage(3-4).
For more information on how our therapies can help IBD, please visit our Crohn’s page and Ulcerative Colitis page.
Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Recent IBD News & Research:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Promising for Crohn’s Fistulas
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can help heal bowel fistulas in patients with advanced Crohn’s disease, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. Overall, use of HBOT was associated with a 87% clinical response rate…
Your Health: Oxygen therapy and ulcerative colitis
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been around since the 1940′s, when it was first used to treat scuba divers who had decompression sickness. More recently, it’s become a successful treatment to help burn victims and heal wounds. During hyperbaric…
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help fight ulcerative colitis, study says
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has shown promise in treatment for patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, according to a study published in Cellular Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a…
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- Data and Statistics. 18 Aug. 2020, https://www.cdc.gov/ibd/data-statistics.htm.
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