Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition that affects the digestive system of dogs. However, it has been observed that artemisinin's properties can mitigate this intestinal dysfunction.

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What is IBD?

IBD, also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, comprises chronic enteropathies that lead to a persistent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract of dogs and other animals. The disease involves the inflammation of the cells in the lamina propria of the intestinal mucosa, contributing to a loss of permeability in the gastrointestinal mucosa and immune system dysregulation.

The potential of artemisinin in this disease

According to scientific reports, artemisinin and its derivatives enable recovery of the unbalanced intestinal microbiome and alleviate intestinal epithelial dysfunction, thanks to the decrease of pro-inflammatory factors, such as TNF-α and IL-1β, and the rise of tight junction proteins ZO-1, for instance.
In light of the above, it is imperative to endorse new therapeutic options comprising artemisinin and its derivatives to cure and alleviate the symptoms of IBD.