Immunosuppressive drugs are used for very active inflammatory bowel disease that does not respond to standard treatment. These drugs suppress the immune system and its inflammatory response, which is the cause of Chrohn's disease. These drugs are used for long-term therapy and may help maintain remission. They can also help heal fistulas and intestinal ulcers caused by the disease.
There are many people who confuse Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In actuality, they are very different. IBS is a functional disorder of the intestines, in which structurally, there is no pathology. The intestines in IBD however, are inflamed or ulcerated. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are types…