CDHF Talks: Dietary Updates and Recommendations for the IBD Patient on a Biosimilar
#CDHFTalks: Dietary Updates and Recommendations for the IBD patient on a Biosimilar. If you have recently been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and have been prescribed a biosimilar, or have recently switched from a biologic drug to a biosimilar you may be wondering what the difference between the two are.
A biosimilar is a drug proven to be highly similar to a biologic drug that has been authorized for sale in Canada (known as the reference biologic drug). Biosimilars have been approved by Health Canada based on a thorough comparison to a reference biologic drug and may enter the market after the reference biologic drugs’ patents and data protection has expired. If you are looking for more information on biosimilars, please visit our biosimilar library.
In this #CDHFTalks, gastroenterologist and physician nutrition specialist at the University of Calgary, Dr. Maitreyi Raman answers all the questions you may have in regards to dietary updates and recommendations for the IBD patient receiving a biologic or a biosimilar.
Dr. Raman also talks about the LyfeMD app – an effective digital health platform to support diet, lifestyle and wellness for patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative colitis (UC). Lyfe MD is available free of cost for 1-year to all patients with IBD living in Canada. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A percentage of your purchase goes toward supporting the development of CDHF’s awareness and educational programs, in addition to funding research endeavours for gastrointestinal disorders. Read more about it at the LyfeMD website, and download the app for iPhone or Android.
Watch the full version or skip to each section to find the answers you are looking for.
- Part 1: Can Diet Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
- Part 2: Why Would Diet Cause or Influence Development of IBD?
- Part 3: Can diet be used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease either alone or alongside biologic or biosimilar treatments?
- Part 4: Is there an IBD food guide that could help me feel better?
- Part 5: Are there lifestyle therapies other than food to improve the way I feel having IBD?
- Can Diet Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
- Why Would Diet Cause or Influence Development of IBD?
- Can diet be used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease either alone or alongside biologic or biosimilar treatments?
- Is there an IBD food guide that could help me feel better?
- Are there lifestyle therapies other than food to improve the way I feel having IBD?
This video was made possible due to an unrestricted educational grant from Fresenius Kabi.