Understanding Crohn’s Disease
Understanding Crohn’s Disease – Crohn’s disease manifests itself in the intestines and negatively affects your digestive system. It is an inflammatory disease that causes some degree of abdominal pain and weight loss in most patients; And if it becomes acutely severe then the side effects can be individually debilitating.
The exact cause of Crohn’s is still unknown. Various research and studies suggest family history, diet, and lifestyle, or even lack of immune system may be related to the onset of the disease.
As a result of Crohn’s disease, ulcers form on the lining of the digestive system and it is these ulcers that begin to cause digestive problems. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of GI. (Gastrointestinal tract) and not necessarily always chronic in nature.
Crohn’s may, in fact, go into a ‘remission’ state in many patients which allows the victim to function normally. However, the remover does not have to be necessary to be healed. There is always a chance that this disease can start again so it is very important that you pay full attention to your health.
These ulcers that develop in the digestive system cause inflammation and subsequently narrow the intestinal wall, and as such, will affect the body’s ability to digest food properly. This will cause the inability to pass stool efficiently and eventually lead to the most common visible symptoms of Crohn’s disease; It is the presence of blood in the stool. In addition to the clear red flag, blood in the stool is also a sign that the body is losing valuable vitamins and minerals.
The level of severity of Crohn’s disease can vary from mild to severe. No matter what level; It is important that symptoms are recognized early and a dialogue with your primary care physician begins.
History and research have shown that diet can certainly play a role in effectively controlling and treating the symptoms of Crohn’s disease; And often the first line of defense is what you will discuss with your doctor.
Although there is no current cure for Crohn’s, early diagnosis, and working with your physician is the proper route to keep the disease under control, in the background, and to minimally affect the quality of your daily life.