Crohn’s disease is chronic inflammatory bowel disease that could affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, but mostly occurs in the small intestine and in the colon. In some people symptoms and the effects of crohn’s disease can be mild but for others effects could be life threatening.
Crohns disease has no cure but there are very effective treatments to reduce symptoms of crohns disease. Crohn’s disease can occur at any age but reported cases affects individuals below the age of 30.
1. Causes of crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease can be caused by some of these factors that are given below.
Immune system crohn’s disease is believed to a result of an autoimmune disorder. An autoimmune disorder is a situation where the bodies immune system attacks normal body parts instead of harmful infections, bacteria and microorganisms.
Gene crohn’s disease is also believed to be a genetic. Most people diagnosed with crohn’s disease are mostly of a particular race or descent.
Environment has been proven to have great effects on the risk of colon cancer. Factors such as stress, pollution and weather are said to greatly influence colon cancer.
Unhealthy lifestyle like smoking is said to worsen symptoms of colon cancer. A smoker has very slim chances of living a healthy life and warding away symptoms of colon cancer.
Diet, research shows that diet largely contribute to the deterioration of colon cancer.
2. Symptoms of crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is characterised by flare and remission stages where these symptoms could affect a healthy lifestyle, some of the symptoms are anaemia, abdominal pains, diarrhoea, bloody stool, fatigue, joint pain, eyes inflammation and skin lesions.
3. Treatment of crohn’s disease
Medications for crohn’s disease are mainly to subdue and reduce the rate at which the effects of the various symptoms occur.
Surgery is only necessary when medications taken are not effective enough and this happens rarely. Smoking could deteriorate state of crohn’s disease and may require surgery.
Proper diet helps to reduce the effects of crohn’s disease, if these symptoms are aggravated by a particular kind of food.
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