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CROHN'S DISEASE

Inflammatory bowel diseases that can manifest in many ways ranging from pain, distention, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding, fistulas, blockages, weight loss, the conditions are life long with some having periods of remission. Most often while utilizing an immune system modifier such as remicaide, Humira etc Some have success with dietary changes. Most notably the Specific Carbohydrate Diet being used by Childrens Hospital of Seattle for their young patients. Another with some success is FODMAP. There is currently research in Fecal Transplanting as a way of modifying the disease.

Synonyms:
IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's
Ulcerative Colitis
Colitis
Crohn's/Colitis

Types:
Crohn's found anywhere from mouth to anus
Ulcerative colitis found from the large bowel to anus

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Digestive system
Digestive system
Immune system
Immune system
Nervous system
Nervous system
Reproductive system
Reproductive system
Urinary system
Urinary system

Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Urgency

Treatments

  • Steroids
  • Biologics (Humira, Remicaide etc)
  • Dietary
  • Rawasa
  • Specialist who treat it

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    I am a psychologist who is offering help and advice to anyone in need of it. This is my UC story: I was first diagnosed with the disease 9 years ago, I had a severe case of UC and lost a lot of blood constantly had to have blood transfusions and was ...
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    I was 6 years old when I first starting to become really sick. I was losing tons of weight, not eating, losing color in my face, constant stomach pain that wasn't going away and many other symptoms. It wasn't until I was 8 years old when I got diagno...
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    Choruje na CH-L CROHNA od 2009 roku. Choroba jest dosyć uciążliwa. Od samego początku brałam sterydy jednak nie pomogły na szerszą skalę wiec przeszłam leczenie biologiczne ,które pomogło na około rok czułam się super jednak na je...
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    Hi, Alison here. Just Alison that me! I have CD. Pretty nasty mean aggressive CD, but that is not who I am. Who I am is a lover of people and stimulating conversation. I embrace diversity and love to hear others stories. We all have one! I love art a...

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    Question 73
    Has anyone been taking or currently taking the drug Simponi? 
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    I had 4 episodes of accute pancreatitis. Doctors don't know the cause. I am not in treatment yet, so they think my pancreatitis will disappear if my Crohn's is controlled. Anybody else had this problem? Do you think that pancreatitis and Crohn are re...
    Question 382
    Lately my hands and fingers hurt a lot, specially in the morning. Does it happen to anybody else? Can it be related with Crohn's Disease?

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    Statistics of Crohn's disease

    260 people with Crohn's disease have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Crohn's disease is 1590 points (44 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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