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Diagnosis For Crohns Disease

Aug 18, 2007
Having horrible abdominal pains with diarrhea, coupled with fever and vomiting at the same time? It is possible that you may have developed Crohns disease. Your other symptoms include weight loss and rectal bleeding. Or it may be the case that your child is the one having this disease. You should be concerned as a child with Crohns disease can find that his growth and development affected from the symptoms.

Getting a proper diagnosis is vital to receiving the appropriate treatment and care. The symptoms of Crohns disease are very similar to other diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis and it is important to determine exactly what you are suffering from. It is also important to get treatment early before any permanent damage is caused to your body.

Crohns disease is an inflammation that occurs in the digestive tract which is normally located in the lower intestine. However, the disease can be found in any area of the digestive tract from the anus to the mouth. The inflammation can cause very bad pains. It also causes your intestines to empty more quickly, resulting in diarrhea. It affects both males and females of all ages and can even be hereditary in twenty percent of the cases.

The cause has not been entirely established, but its symptoms are very noticeable and can affect your total well-being. Some researchers suspect that Crohns disease is caused by some bacteria or a virus in the digestive system. Others believe that an abnormality in the immune system causes an inflammatory defense response even if there is no known foreign invader. However, no definite cause has actually been found. Unlike what most people say, this disease is not caused by stress or anxiety.

For a diagnosis, you will need to undergo a thorough medical examination to rule out any other issues first. You also need to go through a colonoscopy or upper gastrointestinal series for an examination of your upper and/or lower intestine and to look for signs of inflammation. You may also need to have X-rays of your digestive system taken as well. Getting the proper diagnosis can help to reduce the chance of more serious problems, including an intestinal blockage, nutritional shortages, and other illnesses.

Because no real causes can be established, there is no cure for Crohns disease. As of now, treatment is mainly focused on relieving the symptoms. However, there are herbal treatments, prescription medications, nutritional supplements, and diet changes that can help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with the symptoms.

Keeping updated on the news and latest developments about this disease is important. You need to find effective ways to cope with this condition and take control of your health. Doing so can help improve the quality of your life greatly.
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