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We’re excited to announce the very first results of our ongoing study of Crohn’s Disease. At CureTogether, 178 people with Crohn’s came together to rate 29 treatments. When we gather 1,000 treatment ratings for a condition, we publish an infographic, and Crohn’s has just crossed that threshold.
Patients rate small, low fiber, gluten-free meals as helpful for their symptoms, as well as stress reduction, steroids, and LDN (see the top of the green part of the chart). They rate a high fiber diet, aloe vera, and Pentassa as making their symptoms worse. (see the red part of the chart above.)
The top 10 overall treatments reported for Crohn’s Disease are, as a list:
1. Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
6. Specific Carbohydrate Diet
8. Stress reduction
9. Small meals
10. Gluten-free/low fiber diets
The rest of the results are in the graph above, which is divided into four squares…
- Top right: the most popular and effective treatments (including stress reduction, small meals, and probiotics)
- Top left: effective treatments that not many people have tried, so they may be options to think about (including Humira and a Specific Carbohydrate Diet)
- Lower right: very popular but not very effective (including Pentassa and Asacol)
- Lower left: neither popular nor effective (including Imuran and chiropractic)
Where did this data come from? This is the result of a 3-year CureTogether study on Crohn’s Disease. To thank everyone for participating, we’re publishing this study openly and freely.
This is part of our regular series of research findings. Of course, with each of these findings, there is a potential bias in patient self-selection and recall. We present these findings as just what they are – patient-reported data – to stimulate discussion and generate new insights for further research.
Please tweet, blog, or pass this along to anyone who can benefit or is interested in Crohn’s Disease. Thank you!