What is Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's Disease is a type of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) where chronic inflammation can destroy the integrity of the colon wall, severely impeding the body’s ability to absorb food.
New and Controversial Medicines
Biological therapy medications are the latest addition to the stock-pile of questionable drug solutions thrown at IBD, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The pharmaceutical industry claims these pills will revolutionize the treatment of IBD. The medications are, efficacious because they are tailored to specifically target an immune or genetic mediator of the disease. However, this theory completely disregards the contributions of our environment, lifestyle, and diet choices on our health. And the medication still does not provide an absolute cure. Why is science so focused on our genes if the medications thus far have not entirely worked?
Biological Therapy is Big Business
At $3,000- $8,000 Per Infusion, Biological therapy is extremely profitable for pharmaceutical companies. There is no incentive for them to invest in preventative or alternative measures when they charge an arm and a leg for each infusion.
4 Dangerous Side Effects
Not only are these new biological therapy medications unaffordable, they also have numerous detrimental side effects.
- Reactivation or worsening of old diseases, like tuberculosis
- Multiple Sclerosis
Your Call to Action
If you or a loved one suffers from an Irritable Bowel Disease, take a second look at the medications pushed at the problem. Before you sink money into a hazardous drug, we encourage you to find other options that are simpler, healthier, and more cost-effective.