When it comes to Crohn's disease, does it feel like you're in the dark?
Shed some light on your Crohn's.
If you have Crohn's disease, you're not alone.
In fact, almost 700,000 people around the world have been
diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
But the actual number
of people with Crohn's
is probably more like
The truth is, a lot of people
might be in the dark when
it comes to Crohn's disease.
Even if you've had an upper
endoscopy or colonoscopy.
Those procedures may not
provide images of areas where
Crohn's can easily go undetected.
And it can be difficult to treat what you can't see.
Fortunately, there is a
technology that can help.
You swallow it with water, and
then it moves painlessly through
your digestive tract.
It's about the size of
a vitamin capsule.
It's equipped with a miniature
video camera and light source.
For probably the first time,
your doctor will see your entire
small bowel from the inside out.
And have a clear view of what's
going on inside of your small bowel.
And can take steps to treat it.
Because this is where an
upper endoscopy stops.
And 75% of Crohn's
patients have lesions
in their small bowel.
In fact, in a recent study,
62% of Crohn's patients who
had PillCam SB evaluations had
their medication changed as a
result of the findings.
PillCam SB works inside your
small bowel to catch problems
earlier than MREs or CTEs, without
exposing you to radiation.
And capsule endoscopy is the most
patient-friendly method to obtain
direct visualization of the entire
Knowing what's happening
in your small bowel is important
even if you aren't experiencing
This is where your
PillCam SB goes where most
other diagnostic tools simply can't.
Even though it may not
replace your colonoscopy,
it gives you and your doctor
an ideal way to monitor changes
in your small bowel over time.
So you can feel
about your treatment.
When it comes to Crohn's, you
might feel like you're in the dark.