Crohns disease

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Crohns disease

Crohn's Disease

A Digestive System Disorder

The cause of the disease is unknown, but it is known that this disease is genetic. It is known that those with the inherited gene develop an overactive immune system, and the overactive immune system kills too many bodily invaders which causes abscesses and inflammation.

Crohn's is a sever inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation, ulcers, and internal bleeding in the digestive tract. It usually attacks the ileum, which is the end portion of the intestine, but it can attack any part of the digestive system.

What is it?

Rectal bleeding/painDiarrheaWeight loss/No appetiteFatigueNauseaFeverMouth soresAnal Sore/AbscessesNight SweatsStomach

This disease can be treated through various remedies such as a controlled diet that follows specific food rules and medication is also a way to treat the disease. If the illenss cannot be treated through diet or medication, then surgery may be the last option. During surgery, the diseased portion of the intestine is removed.

Those of Jewish European decent are 4-5 times more likely to obtain the disease. The disease is most likely to develop in Caucasians, but there have been an increasing number of cases in the African-American community. This disease usually appears between adolescens and early adulthood, and in some cases it appears in the 50's.

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By: Pranathi, Rachel,& Arya

Q:Crohn's disease is what kind of disease?A:Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, but the ulcerations of the gastrointestinal tract can occur from the mouth to the anus. Q:What causes Crohn's disease?A:The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. There is much speculation in the press and even in medical literature about the cause of Crohn's disease. Speculation ranges from bacteria to dietary causes but to date, there is no known cause.Q:How is Crohn's disease treated?A:Crohn's disease is treated with antibiotics, surgery and inflammation suppressant medications. Although there is no cure for Crohn's disease, symptoms caused by the disease can be treated by antibiotics, aspirin-like anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, biologic therapy, or surgery. Some patients may require combinations of these treatments.


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