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About Botanical Crohns Treatments – Are They Suitable?

When first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, most people want to know each and every treatment that is available for consideration. There are various drugs your doctor might recommend, and there are surgical procedures that you may have to have. A patient can be left wondering what will work best for them, and the answer can only be found through trial and error. Some patients want to go with the traditional methods given to them by their doctor, while others wonder if botanical Crohns treatments might be right for them.

There are times when drugs simply won’t agree with you. You may find that they do not work well, or they have additional side effects that are unbearable. It will be up to you if you want to continue to take them. Crohn’s disease presents differently for each person, and that means how you feel each day will not be the same as the next person. The severity of your symptoms might help you make this decision. Some want to turn to botanical means to help alleviate their symptoms, and this works well for many people. For those who wish to avoid prescription drugs, it can be a successful approach.

Though many try botanical Crohns remedies, you should be aware that they don’t work for everyone. There is also a danger of these herbs having a violent reaction with drugs you get from the pharmacy or are prescribed, and that can mean very serious physical reactions that might make you very sick. You should always talk with your physician when you want to try any natural remedies while taking prescription medications to avoid such reactions. You might think that something labeled natural will always be safe, but this is not always the case.

Once you have talked to your doctor, and they have cleared to you to try botanical methods for symptom relief, you can try a few different herbs. You may find that peppermint soothes your stomach. This is something that many restaurants already know, and offer a peppermint treat on your way out the door. You can also drink chamomile or green tea to see if they help to reduce and calm the inflammation. Other common herbs used are cranesbill, aloe vera juice, licorice, slippery elm bark, and/or witch hazel. Remember to check into each one with thorough research before you start taking them.

When it comes to using botanical Crohns treatments, remember to use your head. You should write down what you are taking, when you are taking it, and how much you have ingested. Keep your physician up to date with everything. You want to be careful where you buy your herbs, as some sources are more pure than others. These types of products are not as carefully regulated as the drugs you get from your pharmacy, and if you take something that is not up to scratch you might not get the results you are looking for during treatment. When starting a natural herbal regime, give it a few weeks and see how you feel, and remember, never use botanical crohns treatments without consulting with your doctor first.

Submitted by:

Sharon Dobson

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