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Managing Chronic Inflammation and Pain in Autoimmune Conditions

Autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are characterized by debilitating symptoms that can affect every part of life. These conditions can cause the body’s normally protective immune response to damage intestines, joints, or other tissues, resulting in pain and other bothersome symptoms.

  • As many as 1 in 2 IBD patients suffer from inflammatory symptoms seemingly unrelated to the gut, such as joint pain.
  • Pain is a symptom of initial onset in up to 7 out of 10 IBD cases.
  • 1 in 5 IBD sufferers may continue to have significant symptoms even in the absence of a flare-up.

Dietary Support Helps Target Underlying Issues
The therapeutic goal is to nutritionally manage the underlying inflammation and avoid prolonged exposure to substances that may interfere with healthy functioning or cause serious adverse events. But most diets don’t supply a balance of macro- and micronutrients that will effectively manage inflammation in the autoimmune condition, IBD. And those with IBD may have trouble absorbing nutrients or follow a limited diet. Many patients with IBD also discover that certain foods can exacerbate symptoms.

Clinically Evaluated Medical Food Programs
Metagenics offers a specialized medical food program to nutritionally support the management of IBD without the risk of serious adverse effects that can affect healthy functioning. In clinical studies at Metagenics' Functional Medicine Research Center®, UltraInflamX® and UltraInflamX® Plus 360°medical foods have been shown to reduce markers of inflammation and severity of symptoms when used in combination with a clinically designed dietary plan.

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