Ulcerative Colitis Treatment with LDN
Colitis can have a significant impact on a patient’s life. Traditional treatment options may not be beneficial to all patients. Fortunately, there is enough evidence for suggesting that low dose naltrexone (LDN) is helpful in managing the symptoms of colitis. You should have a detailed discussion with your physician to determine if the procedure is good for you.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Explanation of Colitis
Basic colitis is characterized by an inflammation of the colon. This inflammatory response is supposed to help the body get rid of toxins, infection, and other unwanted elements. However, the inflammation can linger causing fever, nausea, chills, fatigue, and a general feeling of discomfort. This can be debilitating for people suffering from the condition.
Chronic colitis is usually caused by inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, C. Diff. colitis, and ulcerative colitis. Currently there is no cure for colitis except surgically removing the colon. Traditional treatment options may not do much to help people suffering from chronic colitis.
The use of low dose naltrexone in recent years has been shown to be useful in a wide variety of medical conditions. This includes colitis and other inflammatory conditions. If successful, LDN could significantly improve your quality of life.
How Does LDN Help Colitis
Naltrexone was used for helping patients suffering from opioid addiction and alcoholism in the past. The compound is an opioid inhibitor. It binds to the opioid receptors in the brain. Addicts looking to recover can begin their recovery process by using naltrexone.
However, when naltrexone is provided in low doses, its effects can benefit a wide variety of individuals suffering from different types of medical conditions. This includes chronic colitis. LDN also works to temporarily bind to opioid receptors in the brain for producing endorphins.
Endorphins are what make you feel good after performing certain activities, such as exercising. An increased output of endorphins can stop or slow the growth of cells that cause inflammation of the colon among other things. You should speak with a physician about the various benefits and risks of taking low dose naltrexone. They will help you determine if the therapy is a solid treatment option for you.
LDN and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Studies have shown that intestinal ulcers improve when low dose naltrexone is added to the treatment plan. This is particularly true in the case of people that have developed a tolerance for traditional IBD medications. Correlating with this, you may not need to take the same amount of medication if you incorporate LDN into your IBD therapy.
The immune-modulating effects of LDN seem to stop or reduce pain and inflammation. This is a primary goal of any IBD treatment. The immune modulating function of LDN is what improves the symptoms of IBD in patients.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Pharmacy’s Online Compound Prescriptions
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.