Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

Crohn’s disease was named after a doctor in the 1930s who first started investigating a disease which was being seen in more and more people. The disease is classified with a group of conditions known as IBD, or inflammatory bowel disorder which mainly effects the gastrointestinal tract.

This is one of the most unpleasant illnesses since the causes, ailments, and symptoms are so frequent and hard to recognize and control. It is a disease which many people may have heard about or know someone that suffers from it, but the actual recognition is not very widespread.

Some of the symptoms of Crohns disease and colitis are persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent need for bowel movements, constipation. There are a plethora of other symptoms which can be associated with general colitis disorders as well. Some of these persistent symptoms include: night sweats, fevers, loss of appetite, painful stools, fatigue and the feeling that a bowel movement is never entirely complete.

Crohns disease and colitis are some of the worst and most irritating disorders to suffer from. Having the ease and comfort of a regular cycle and system of using the bathroom or painful elimination adds an incredible amount of stress and frustration to a patients life. The fact that treatments are so unknown and the lifestyle is so much more of a prison sentence than a lifestyle change really makes things even worse.

There is much more awareness and research that needs to happen for s sufferers to be more stable and represented. It is truly a ghost in the system of medical disorders and has gone too long without the recognition it deserves. Recently more campaigns have been enacted to show public support using celebrities who suffer from Crohns to show how people everyday have to live with the symptoms. It helps to show people that they are not alone in having to go through this painful and uncomfortable disease.

This  is a chronics illness which means it stay with you for life. That being said it tends to go in waves. There are months, even years, where the illness can flare up and those time periods are followed by other days, months, or years where there can be no symptoms present at all. It really all depends on how much the disease is affecting you either from diet, lifestyle or just some other environmental changes.

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