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Treatment Gastroenterology

Arthritis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

In most cases, the arthritis improves dramatically when the underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is treated. Treatment may consist of the following:

  • A modified diet
  • Exercise
  • Surgery
  • Drug therapy

Possible medications include corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, sulfasalazine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used for two separate diseases: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Find nutritional recommendations for each.

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