What Is Chron's Disease
Crohn's Disease is a chronic disorder that causes an inflammation of the deep layers of the intestinal wall and may continue to come back throughout the patient's lifetime.
What Are the Symptoms?
Many patients will have long periods of no symptoms when it seems that the disease has gone away. The symptoms are usually abdominal pain, diarrhea, sporadic fevers, unplanned weight loss and rectal bleeding.
What Are The Affects On Chron's Disease
Crohn's Disease usually affects the ileum area of the small intestine but can occur in the large and small intestines, the mouth, esophagus, stomach, appendix and anus. It can happen to adults and children, men and women. For children there is a risk of stunted growth and delayed sexual development.
in diagnosing Crohn's disease is often done through an Upper and Lower GI series as well as an x-ray after the patient has had a barium enema.
What Is the Treatment for Crohn's Disease?
Treatment for Crohn's disease depends on the location and if there's any complications. The treatments are to help control inflammation, correct nutritional deficiencies, and relieve symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Treatments may include drugs, nutrition supplements, surgery . At this time, there is still no cure.
Can Chrom's Disease Affect Anything Else With The Body
It isn't uncommon for Crohn's Disease to also affect other systems and parts of the body. the mouth can become inflamed but so can the eyes. Crohn's has been linked to various types of arthritis and can cause problems with the skin and liver.