What is Crohn’s Disease ?

Many that suffer from the bowel disorder sometimes ask the question, what is crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is named after Dr. Burrill Crohn, who was the first person to describe the disease in the year 1932. Researchers today still study the disease and different ways to treat the symptoms that come with the disease. Today there are treatments for those that suffer with the disease, but there is no actual cure for it.

The question can only be answered by doctors and a lot of different research articles and books. You will need to do a lot of research to fully know the answer to what is.  To start this research you can look on the web for different reputable sites that will explain what the disease is and the different symptoms that come along with the disease. Most reputable sites will also give different eating habits to help control the symptoms. If you are diagnosed with it you will need to talk with your doctor about treatments and ways to keep symptoms from affecting your day to day life.

Crohn’s disease is considered inflammatory bowel disease and is not the same as ulcerative colitis, which is another type of inflammatory bowel disease. People that suffer from crohn’s, suffer from symptoms like persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent need to have a bowel movement, severe abdominal  cramps and pain, the feeling that they still need to move their bowels, and constipation. Some people even have a fever, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, and women can stop having their menstrual cycle. If you experience any of these symptoms it is imperative that you seek the help of a professional to diagnose you with the disease or treat you for the symptoms that you are having.

It is a disease that affects about 700,000 Americans. Both men and women are equally as likely to suffer from it, but seems to be more prevalent in young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.

All humans have harmless bacteria in their intestines that are protected from the immune system so that out bowels will remain healthy. People with chron’s disease will suffer from painful bowel discomfort because their immune systems see the good bacteria in their intestines as something to attack and get rid of.

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