Crohn’s Disease- A Common Life Threatening Illness

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Crohn’s Disease- A Common Life Threatening Illness

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The inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease, causes inflammation in your digestive tract that leads to many painful and stressful symptoms. The abnormal immune system causes inflammation in the digestive tract and is often confused with ulcerative colitis, that only affects the large intestine.

Children are more likely to be affected with Crohn’s disease than adults, and there is no cure for it.

Crohn’s disease can be life threatening, depending on how severe the symptoms are. They come suddenly without any warning and the intensity of pain can range from mild to severe. The symptoms can be reduced with proper treatment.

Symptoms of Crohns Disease


  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fistula

For women, delayed periods can be a sign and for children, slow development can be a symptom of Crohn’s disease. Constipation can also be an issue. The exact cause of this disease remains still a mystery. It was believed that stress and diet were the causes for this disease to trigger, however, was later proved that stress and diet worsens Crohn’s.

Crohn’s Disease- A Common Life Threatening IllnessCrohn’s Disease Leads To:

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Ulcers
  • Fistula
  • Anal Fissure
  • Colon Cancer, etc

How To Treat Crohn’s Disease?
Consult a doctor if you have unexplained fever lasting more than two days and when your diarrhea is not responding to over the counter drugs. The doctor would ask you to undergo a blood test to check for anemia or infection. The doctor will also ask if you’ve noticed any blood in your stool. You will be examined through endoscopy, colonoscopy and MRI scan for confirming crohn’s disease.

Immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, antibiotics, etc can be used to treat the symptoms.

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