Improving Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Module E. Non
While medication is often a core part of a treatment of patients with IBD, other treatment options can help patients improve symptoms, decrease the degree of inflammation, and reduce the number of flares. The module details how certain kinds of surgery (often colectomies) are helpful or necessary (for about 20 to 40 percent of IBD patients), even though such surgeries may involve long recoveries or adjustments. Not all non-pharmaceutical treatments are so dramatic: the module then details how a proper diet (typically one low in fat, sugar and “trigger” foods), and complementary, alternative and integrative health therapies (such as dietary supplements and mind-body practices) can help patients manage symptoms. Last, the module examines how proper credentials, licensure and certification for CMs can support the best administration of care for patients.