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Steroids

Steroids

Steroids
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Steroids are basically anti-inflammatory medications that suppress your immune system. Since Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system is for one reason or another, acting inappropriately in attacking one's own body. Intestines specifically by using medications such as steroids namely Prednisone, or budesonide is another form of steroids, that suppresses the immune system. Unfortunately, these medications not only suppress the immune system, but have effects on other organs as well.

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Omid Shaye, MD

Gastroenterologist

  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor
  • Co-Director of Bariatric Gastroenterology at the Khalili Center
  • Expert on the specific gastroenterological needs of bariatric patients

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