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IBD – Irritable Bowel Disease
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Welcome to the Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) Treatment Center at Emirates Hospitals Group, where we specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals suffering from IBD in Dubai. Our dedicated team of expert gastroenterologists, surgeons, and healthcare professionals is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans designed to improve your digestive health and overall quality of life. Utilizing advance facilities and the latest medical advancements, we ensure that you receive the highest standard of care tailored to your specific needs.

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The two main types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

IBD Treatment in Dubai

Types of IBD:

  1. Crohn’s Disease:
    • Can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus.
    • Often affects the end of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning of the colon.
    • Inflammation can occur in patches and can affect all layers of the bowel walls.
  2. Ulcerative Colitis:
    • Affects only the colon (large intestine).
    • Inflammation is continuous and starts at the rectum, extending proximally.
    • Affects only the innermost lining of the colon.

Advanced Procedures for IBD Treatment in Dubai

At the IBD Treatment Center, we offer a variety of advanced procedures to manage and treat IBD effectively. Our goal is to provide tailored treatment options that alleviate symptoms and prevent complications:

  • Medication Therapy: We prescribe a range of medications including anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppressants, and biologics to control inflammation and manage symptoms. Each medication plan is personalized based on the severity and type of IBD.
  • Nutritional Support: Specialized dietary plans and nutritional support are provided to help manage symptoms and ensure adequate nutrition. Our dietitians work closely with patients to identify trigger foods and recommend suitable dietary adjustments.
  • Endoscopic Procedures: Minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, such as colonoscopy and endoscopic mucosal resection, are used to diagnose and treat complications of IBD, such as strictures or polyps.
  • Surgical Interventions: For severe cases or complications, surgical procedures like bowel resection or colectomy may be necessary. Our experienced surgeons perform these operations with precision to ensure optimal outcomes and faster recovery.

Causes of IBD

The exact cause of IBD is not well understood, but it is believed to result from a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and an abnormal immune response where the body’s immune system attacks the digestive tract.

Recognizing Common Symptoms of IBD

Understanding the symptoms of IBD is crucial for timely diagnosis and management. Common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal Pain and Cramping: Persistent or severe abdominal pain, often accompanied by cramping, is a hallmark of IBD.
  • Chronic Diarrhea: Frequent, loose, and watery stools, sometimes mixed with blood or mucus.
  • Unintended Weight Loss: Significant weight loss due to malabsorption of nutrients and reduced appetite.
  • Fatigue: Chronic tiredness and lack of energy, often exacerbated by anemia or nutrient deficiencies.
  • Fever: Low-grade fever indicating inflammation or infection within the digestive tract.
  • Rectal Bleeding: Presence of blood in the stool, indicating inflammation or ulceration in the intestines.

Diagnostic Approaches for IBD in Dubai

Accurate diagnosis of IBD is essential for developing an effective treatment plan. At Emirates Hospitals Group, we use a comprehensive approach to diagnose IBD:

  • Medical History and Physical Examination: Detailed assessment of symptoms, medical history, and a thorough physical examination to identify signs of IBD.
  • Laboratory Tests: Blood tests to check for anemia, inflammation markers, and stool tests to detect blood, pathogens, or elevated calprotectin levels.
  • Imaging Studies: Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound to visualize the intestines and identify areas of inflammation or complications.
  • Endoscopy and Biopsy: Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy to directly visualize the digestive tract and obtain tissue samples for histological examination.

Recovery and Management of IBD Symptoms in Dubai

Effective management of IBD involves a combination of medical treatment, lifestyle changes, and regular monitoring. At Emirates Hospitals Group, we provide comprehensive post-treatment care:

  • Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Regular Follow-Up Appointments
  • Patient Education and Support
  • Psychological Support
  • Lifestyle and Dietary Recommendations
Last update date: 26-06-2024

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