Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children
Whether your child has colitis or Crohn’s disease, you’ve seen him or her struggling with inflammatory bowel disease symptoms long enough. Now, you’re looking for answers. Our pediatric gastroenterologists will guide you through the best treatments and therapies for your child’s specific condition. The good news is we’ve made great progress in developing medicine that relieves symptoms of irritable bowel disease more effectively than ever.
We can also recommend dietary adjustments that work very well for children with mild Crohn’s disease. Surgery for Crohn’s disease is usually avoided, as it can cause short bowel syndrome and a reduced ability to absorb nutrients. But if your child suffers from symptoms of colitis, even with medication, surgery can be an option. Learn more about how our digestive specialists can help your child here.
Treatments We Provide
Anti-inflammatory medications or medicines that suppress the immune system are often used to treat the symptoms of IBD.
Supplements may be needed to ensure your child gets enough nutrients. A liquid diet is sometimes recommended to control symptoms. Our pediatric gastroenterology dietitian is specially trained to pinpoint your child’s nutritional needs.
When surgery is required, our pediatric gastroenterologists work closely with our surgeons to determine the best course of action.