Crohn’s disease

It’s a form of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s symptoms are similar to those of IBS, but unlike IBS, damage to the digestive system is not detectable, Crohn’s causes the intestine to be inflamed. This can narrow the end of the small intestine, so it has to work harder to push waste through, causing stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss and vomiting. What causes Crohn’s? Genes may play a role, or the origin may be environmental. It’s diagnosed in many ways. You may have abnormal blood tests, or other tests may reveal nutrient deficiencies or ulcers. Endoscopy or X-rays or an intestinal biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. In the past, the condition was often treated with steroids, but today many doctors prescribe immunosuppressant side effects. Eating more protein and avoiding foods that take a long time to break down (including many fruits and vegetables) can prevent the pain.

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