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Crohn Disease- All about it

About


Crohn Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation of the digestive tract.


Studies on Crohn Disease prove that around 5 to 20% affected individuals will have a first degree relative with this disease. [1]


Crohn Disease is:
- Treatable but condition is not curable
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab Tests or imaging required
- Can last for years or lifelong


The exact cause of Crohn Disease is unknown. But it is possible that a virus or bacterium may trigger this disease. Inheritance can also be another cause for the development of this disease.


Symptoms


The common symptoms of Crohn Disease are:
- Diarrhea
- Fatigue
- Fever
- Blood in stool
- Mouth Sores
- Weight Loss
- Reduced appetite
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Inflammation of skin, eye, joints, liver, or bile ducts
- Delayed growth or sexual development in children


Treatment


Self-care: Though this condition cannot be cured, it can be prevented to some extent by eating healthy. Since it is difficult for the intestine to take in nutrients, consulting a doctor before planning out a diet is good.


Medication: Doctors may try the first step to treat the inflammation of the intestine by prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs which include corticosteroids, oral 5-aminosalicylates. Other than this, doctors may also recommend immune system suppressors which will target the immune system to cure it. Also, antibiotics may be given to reduce the presence of harmful bacteria.


Specialists: It is advisable to consult a physician in severe or other cases. Visit mfine website for more information related to several medical conditions. You can also come on board for holistic treatment.

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