Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are conditions that cause chronic or long-lasting inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) is never easy to manage and can vary symptoms with time. It can progresses over time especially during the first 10 years after diagnosis. This progress often involves a change from only inflammation to more structural changes in the intestines or bowel. Two distinctive differences between Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are the depth and location of the damage to the intestinal tract.

Because symptoms can vary dramatically, it is difficult at times to tell whether someone has Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. When this happens, those who are affected are diagnosed to have indeterminate colitis.

When looking for a pharmacy to assist in supporting the IBD patient, it is important you choose one that understands the disease and the subtle changes the patient may encounter. At Vasco Rx we trained and dedicated in managing this complicated disease.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is dedicated to patient education, advocacy and research into inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Kids IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adolescents and Children Supported by the Children’s Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation

The American College of Gastroenterology

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Inc. Home page. https://www.ccfa.org
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Home page. https://www.niddk.nih.gov
The American College of Gastroenterology. Home page. https://www.acg.gi.org