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 700,0009 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.
PillCam™ SB capsule.
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.
It's a capsule endoscope that captures images
of your small bowel and transmits them
to a recording device worn on your waist.
PillCam™ SB capsule works
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
disease patients have
lesions in their small bowel.1
In fact, in a recent study, 62% of
Crohn's patients who had the
PillCam™ SB capsule evaluation
had their medication changed
as a result of the findings.2
CTE scans and SBFT exams of
the small bowel — while valuable — can't
see what the PillCam™ SB capsule can.5,6
The PillCam™ SB capsule works inside
your small bowel to catch problems
earlier than CTEs, without
exposing you to radiation.5,6
And capsule endoscopy is the most
patient-friendly method to obtain
direct visualization of the entire
the PillCam™ SB capsule
Knowing what's happening
in your small bowel is important
even if you aren't experiencing
Symptoms don't always match
the severity of your disease.10
This is where your
The PillCam™ SB capsule 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.
small bowel (SB) Capsule.