Inflammatory Bowel Disease– (Case Review)
A 47 year female patient was seen with a primary complaint of mucus and blood in stool. She was diagnosed by her family doctor with inflammatory bowel disease and prescribed corticosteroid medication. Although the medication did help with the symptoms, the pain quickly returned when she stopped taking the medication.
We discussed looking a little deeper for the underlying cause of her GI issue. We ordered a GI stool test and found two pathological pathogens, elevated lactoferrin, elevated C-reactive protein and an elevated Sed rate. Lactoferrin, an iron-binding glycoprotein, is released in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but not in non-inflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). High levels are also found in Crohn’s, UC or infection. The following are her test results.
Based on these finds I recommended the following treatment:
- Botanical Bacterial Treatment: Caprylic acid, Berberine (Goldenseal), Oil of Thyme, Oregano, Cats Claw, Black Walnut, Undecylenic acid
- GI Inflammatory Medical Food: UltraInflamX® Plus 360
- Grain-Free and Dairy-Free for 90 days
Within 30 days the patient was pain free and had no blood or mucus in her stools. This was accomplished with the patient on no corticosteroid medication.
I re-tested her stool test, C-reactive protein and Sed rate after 90 days and everything was normal. No pathogens.
The patient was followed up again after six months with no return of her symptoms.