Inflammatory bowel disease Treatment
What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
As the name suggests, inflammatory bowel disease causes inflammation or swelling in your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease includes two conditions;
In both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, children have periods of no symptoms (remission) alternating with periods of severe symptoms (flare). Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that poses unique challenges in children. Currently, there is no definite cure for it. With effective treatments, children can remain free of symptoms for a long period. At ALSA Pakistan, our child surgeon Dr Mohammad Mohsin uses advanced techniques to perform surgery for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease in pediatric patients so that your child can lead a healthy and productive life.
Crohn's disease; can cause sores and inflammation anywhere in your digestive system, including the mouth, esophagus (food pipe), stomach, large intestine, small intestine or rectum. However, it most frequently affects the lower part of the small intestine.
Ulcerative colitis; only occurs in the large intestine and causes sores or ulcers in the innermost lining of the large intestine.
If you observe a combination of symptoms of any of the above conditions, it is the right time to rush to ALSA Pakistan for promised care and the best pyloric stenosis treatment. Otherwise, the baby may get extremely dehydrated, malnourished, and even have jaundice.
Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Although belly pain once in a while is somewhat common in children, with inflammatory bowel disease, kids get bad belly pain all the time. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have almost similar symptoms; however, they are not the same. There are different mediums for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease for paediatric patients, depending upon the severity of the disease, including medicines and diet for inflammatory bowel disease. While the symptoms can vary from child to child, some commonly occurring symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease may include;
Inflammatory bowel disease causes
The exact cause of IBD is not known. However, studies show the involvement of a combination of some factors in the occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease. These are the factors that cannot be controlled, which means there is nothing that you or your child could have done differently to prevent it from occurring.
Family history and genetics
Highly reactive immune system
Imbalance of good and bad bacteria
Inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis
While the clinical symptoms of both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are almost similar, it sometimes becomes difficult to make the diagnosis. In such a case, the condition is referred to as IBD-unclassified (IBD-U) until the exact diagnosis is clear. Inflammatory bowel disease treatment cost is very reasonable and pocket friendly at ALSA Pakistan, where we use the most advanced equipment and techniques. Inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis is made using the following tests;
Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease for paediatric patients
We perform surgery for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease when the medical treatment is not achieving desired results. You should be mindful that there is yet no cure for this disease, and treatment is given to manage the symptoms. About 70% of children with inflammatory bowel disease need surgery for IBD.
The type of surgery for inflammatory bowel disease varies from person to person depending upon the severity and the damage it has done to your child’s bowel. However, during the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, we aim to;
Remove the diseased part of the bowel (resection)
Widen the narrowed sections (strictureplasty)
Remove or close fistulas (abnormal connections)
Remove entire colon or rectum (for severe cases of ulcerative colitis)
Reconnect the healthy sections
At ALSA Pakistan, we offer you the most advanced laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease by the best child surgeon in Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Mohsin. By using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, we facilitate quicker recovery allowing children to eat and return to their normal activities sooner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is inflammatory bowel disease common in children?
Inflammatory bowel disease is a rare digestive tract disorder in children. Sometimes it may show symptoms, or there is no sign of complication.
What could be the exact cause of inflammatory bowel disease?
There is not one specific cause. However, many factors can be responsible, like family history, environmental factors, reactive immunity and imbalance of bacteria in the body.
Does it take a long recovery process?
No, ALSA Pakistan facilitates a quick recovery process, and your child may soon enjoy normal activities after the surgery.
What could be the alarming symptoms of the disease?
Sudden reduction of weight and appetite, fatigue, fever, stool in blood, diarrhea or nausea, abdominal pain and weakness are common symptoms.
Is the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease at ALSA costly?
The best pediatric surgeon Dr Mohsin at ALSA, is highly expert in laparoscopic surgery for the disease. You can get this surgical treatment at a highly cost-effective price at ALSA.