The infusion staff at Northeast Digestive can assist you in the management of your Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) when you are ready to take that next step. Medications infused include but are not limited to Entyvio, Remicade, Inflectra, and Stelara.
Our main objective is to help you attain the best possible quality of life while managing your IBD. We do this by not only giving you access to medication prescribed by a gastroenterology provider but also listening to and addressing your individual needs.
How Infusions Work
IBD infusions work by targeting the inflammation that is present in the digestive tract. This inflammation is what leads to the symptoms of IBD, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cramping. The medications that are infused directly into the bloodstream go straight to the area of inflammation and help to reduce these symptoms.
Why Your Doctor May Prescribe Infusions
There are a number of reasons why a gastroenterologist may prescribe infusions for IBD. One reason is that the medications used in infusions can be more effective than those taken orally in reducing inflammation in the bowel. This may help to prevent further damage to the intestine and improve symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bleeding.
Another reason why infusions may be prescribed is that they can be more convenient than taking medications orally. The medications used in infusions can be delivered directly to the site of inflammation, which can provide relief from symptoms faster than oral medications.
Finally, infusions may be prescribed because they can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. The infusion staff at Northeast Digestive will work with you to find the best medication and dosage for you, and will also address any concerns or questions you have about your treatment.
What to Expect
When you arrive for your infusion appointment, you will be greeted by our infusion staff. They will ask you a few questions about your health and current medications. You will then be seated in one of our infusion rooms and hooked up to an IV. The infusion itself will take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on which medication is being infused. You will be able to watch TV, read, or use any personal devices during the infusion.
Infusions in Concord, NC
If you're ready to learn more about our infusion services, reach out to Northeast Digestive today. Our infusion center is conveniently located at 9965 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, NC 28027. On top of infusions for IBD, Northeast Digestive infusion also offers a variety of options for hydration to recharge yourself and continue your busy life. We will verify benefits with your insurance provider for infusion options.
For more information, please call (704) 783-1840.