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Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn’s Disease?
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Also known as enteritis or ileitis, Crohn’s disease affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  It causes inflammation and pain and can occur in any part of the digestive system from the mouth through to…

What causes Crohn’s disease?
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Currently there is no definitive answer as to what causes Crohn’s disease.  There are theories but none are proven.  However, the most popular theory at present is to do with the human immune…

What are the symptoms?
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Crohn’s disease affects people in different ways, but the most common symptoms are as follows:

  • Abdominal pain – often in the lower right area.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Skin problems
  • Arthritis
  • Fever

In some cases any bleeding can be long…

How is Crohn’s disease diagnosed?
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Diagnosis of Crohn’s disease usually involves a series of tests and physical examinations.  These tests will include some or all of the following:

  • Blood tests to check for anaemia. (Anaemia might suggest that there…
What are the complications of Crohn’s disease?
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There are a few complications associated with Crohn’s disease, however the most common is an intestinal blockage.  This happens because scar tissue and swelling of the lining of the intestine narrows the passage…

What is the treatment for Crohn’s disease?
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There are various different treatments for Crohn’s disease.  Some people are treated with a single method and others with a combination of treatments.  But the aim of all the different treatment types is…

Can diet control Crohn’s disease?
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While there are no proven or consistent dietary rules that can improve or control Crohn’s disease, it’s necessary to eat a nutritious diet.  Very often Crohn’s sufferers lose their appetite, and along with…

Can stress make Crohn’s disease worse?
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Although there is no clinical evidence that shows stress causes or makes Crohn’s disease worse, it is possible that people living with Crohn’s experience an increase in stress simply from living with a…

Is pregnancy safe for women with Crohn’s disease?
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Although in-depth research has proven that both pregnancy and delivery are not a problem in women who suffer from Crohn’s disease, you should still discuss this with your doctor before trying to become…

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