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Crohns Disease Facts

Updated on July 24, 2010

Crohn's Disease

What is Chrone's Disease

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is recognized as an autoimmune disorder. Today, there is no scientific reason as to what causes Crohn's disease and there is no medical cure for this condition but there are management programs and therapies available to help individual's living with Crohn's disease, enjoy a healthier life. Crohn's disease causes an inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract and is linked to a problem with the body's immune system response. There are five different types of Crohn's disease which are Crohn's (granulomatous) colitis, Ileocolitis, Ileitis, Gastroduodenal and Jejunoileitis.

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Crohns Disease Side Effects

Crohn's disease can occur at any age but it commonly occurs in individuals between the ages of fifteen to thirty five. People who are at a higher risk of living with Crohn's disease are people with a family history of Crohn's disease, Jewish ancestry and smokers. Crohn's disease can cause abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, blood in stools, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, malnutrition, nutritional deficiency, skin rash, Ulcers and weight loss.

Crohns Disease

Crohn's Disease Advice

Although there is not a specific Crohn's disease diet, it is very important for someone living with Crohn's disease to eat and drink sufficient amounts of calories, protein and vitamins each day. Helpful tips that can aid in the management of some of the effects of the disease are to eat regular small amounts of food throughout the day, drink lots of small glasses of water each day, avoid alcohol as much as possible and avoid eating foods like bran, beans, butter, heavy cream, margarine, nuts, popcorn and seeds. Taking extra vitamins and supplements can also be beneficial. Get advice from a doctor about taking calcium supplements, iron supplements and vitamin D and B-12 supplements. These supplements can help against anemia and help towards keeping bones strong.


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