Treating Crohn’s flare-ups the better way – in your home
Diarrhea, fatigue, and abdominal discomfort are some of the classic symptoms that impact someone with Crohn’s Disease. During a flare-up, these symptoms can be especially painful, and it’s common for individuals to seek medical attention. However, travel to the urgent care during a flare-up is inconvenient. DispatchHealth is changing the treatment of Crohn’s disease by coming directly to your home. For a fraction of what it would cost to visit a clinic, we can send our highly qualified medical professionals straight to your door. While you rest, we will assess your symptoms and work toward managing your Crohn’s symptoms. To schedule an appointment for your non-life-threatening Crohn’s flare-up, you can call us, download our app, or schedule an appointment here on our website.
Crohn’s flare-ups: cause & effect
Crohn’s flare-ups are a sudden intensification of the disease’s symptoms and can occur when the body’s immune system gets triggered. The most common Crohn’s-related symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Rectal pain
- Joint pain
Treatments aim to reduce the level of inflammation in the body. Typically, when inflammation reduction is achieved, symptoms go into remission. With proper follow-up care, patients may be able to stay in remission for extended periods of time.
If left untreated
Left untreated, Crohn’s flare-ups can worsen and lead to additional problems. It is best to treat a flare-up as soon as possible while keeping stress levels low, as the anxiety of a flare-up can exacerbate symptoms.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on October 3rd, 2019