What did you say? Crohn’s Disease, after all this time, you finally came up with the answer, it’s about time. You might have heard this a lot, with Crohn’s disease sufferers, I’m told. This is very hard to pinpoint sometimes, with all the gastro problems out there.
I’ve known people who have had it, or the doctor said, that was it. Crohn’s can be treated and maybe with hopes cured. What livegreaterhealth.com wants you to know is, what it is, and what can you do about it. We know that it is not contagious and that it is not caused by what you eat. First question…
What is Crohn’s Disease
Crohns Disease is a painful recurring inflammatory bowel disease that infects the gastrointestinal tract. Affecting one in 1500 people. Crohn’s can be very deliberating and often misdiagnosed. It’s best to go to a specialist in gastrology. Crohn’s affects the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon
I’ve seen people with this and be in so much pain they would be doubling-up holding their stomachs. It would make them feel so bad, but there was nothing they could do about it. I know that we have our hands tied on this, having to wait for a scientist to find a cure.
Crohns Disease can lead to life-threatening conditions. When you feel sick and are having abdominal pain daily, then you need to see your healthcare provider.
I don’t know if there is early detection, it could be disastrous if you keep waiting. So if, you are having a problem, don’t hesitate to see your healthcare provider.
Fatigue – the wear and tear on the body, having to combat the symptoms. Making you weak, from the stress on the body.
Abdominal pain and cramping – tremendous pain, keeping you from doing everyday activities.
Weight loss – the reason for this is actually, loss of appetite.
Diarrhea – inflammation of the intestines causes this to happen.
Rectal bleeding – this can also come from inflammation in the intestines depending on where it is at.
Fever – infection is usually the cause of fever in Crohn’s but can be treated with antibiotics.
There are others, but most people would say these are the most common.
What causes the inflammation or other problems Crohn’s has?
Immune system – wow, this safety feature of our body, being less than optimized, can be a reason. Giving it, an easier path to our body.
Environment – bacteria and viruses can be a cause, it makes it easier, to get them if the immune system is weak.
Genetically – If other family members have had it, then you are more susceptible to getting it. You have a 10 times greater chance of getting Crohn’s disease if you got a relative that’s got it. The chances get greater if a sibling has it.
Climate – may play a role in it also, in the fact that, it is more common in the northern climates, opposed to southern.
How do doctors know if you have Chron’s disease? There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, usually after they have checked you for other sicknesses first. Then they will diagnose you with Crohn’s disease.
Colonoscopy – detailed information of the large intestine. Once you drink liquid to clean your colon out and fast for 12 hours. They use a scope inside your colon to check the colon from one end to the other, see if there are any abnormalities.
CT scans – special detailed X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis. Show images regular X-rays don’t see.
MRI – scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and field gradients to generate images of the organs in the body.
Barium X-rays – finds problems in the small intestine. Before the test is done, barium powder is mixed with water, a few minutes before the x-ray. Barium coats the inside of the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine. Barium is an X-ray absorber and appears white on the x-ray.
Blood Test – is done to check for anemia or blood loss, which is common in chron’s disease.
Anti-inflammatory drugs – the first step usually taken to combat IBS. Corticosteroids such as prednisone and budesonide. This help reduces inflammation in the body.
Antibiotics – help reduce harmful intestinal bacteria that leads to inflammation.
Immune System Suppressors – help reduce inflammation also, but they target the immune system instead.
Surgery – if the above treatments fail, then surgery may be your best solution. Where the doctor removes the damaged part of the colon.
Herbs and SupplementTreatment
Instead of using prescription medicine to treat Crohn’s some people are turning to an alternative way.
Tumeric – anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing abscesses in the intestines.
Cayenne pepper – it has a source of capsaicin which helps heal the body tissue internally and externally.
Cat’s Claw – it has sedative properties that help relieve pain and anti-inflammatory properties that help in swelling.
Valerian – has sedative properties that reduce spasms in the intestinal muscles and intestinal gas production.
Garlic – antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties are natural healing stimuli.
Marshmallow Root – an emollient that helps soothe irritated mucous membranes, along relieving digestive and urinary tract complications.
B-12 – Is good vitamin to take, the benefits of it are that it helps make new red blood cells and protects the nerve cells.
Vitamin-D – this deficiency can cause inflammation, by adding vitamin-D people with chron’s may reduce symptoms and strengthen the immune system.
This is things you can do to ease and reduce systems of Crohn’s Disease.
Smoking – In the event that you smoke, you should quit, for the reason, it can cause you to develop Crohn’s disease. If you already have it, it can make it worse.
Alcohol – avoid this all together it will worsen the effects of Crohn’s. If you must, then reduce the intake of it.
Stress – could be one of the worse things that can cause, or worsen the effects of Crohn’s. Stress plays a big role in our health in every angle. The less stress the healthier the body is. Avoid stress any way you can.
Other things that can help
Diet – adjustments in your diet can play a major role in helping control Crohn’s, it’s best to ask a dietician or doctor. High fiber and fruits work well to fight against this disease.
Exercise – will help out also, keeping our body in shape strong and healthy, will help combat the symptoms. So always make it a part of your day.
Sleep – get plenty of sleep, this helps your body heal itself.
Purpose Healing Crohn’s
Crohn’s is something any of us might get, we don’t know the future. So we have to be conscious of our health and the environment we live in. livegreaterhealth wants you to be aware of your health, and be able to do something for it in a time of need. The articles that are written on this website is for your benefit only, for informational purposes for every bodies well-being.
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