What is Crohn’s Disease?
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Crohn’s Disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. The terminal ileum is frequently involved. The symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea (frequently bloody if the inflammation is severe), vomiting or weight loss. Complications outside the GI tract are skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, fatigue and lack of concentration.
Who is Effected by Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s Disease is thought to be an autoimmune disease…the immune system causes inflammation. It affects 400,000-600,000 people in North American. It tends to present initially in the teens and twenties. There is no known conventional medicine cure for this debilitating disease. Very powerful, immunosuppressive drugs are often used that cause dangerous side effects. The only possible outcome with prescription drugs and/or surgery is to control the symptoms.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
Many people may have symptoms for years before the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease is made.
- The initial symptoms may be vague and intermittent.
- In severe cases, there may be profuse and frequent diarrhea with intermittent blood.
- Flatulence and bloating add to the discomfort.
- Complications occur from scarring of the intestines that can lead to intestinal obstruction.
Systemic symptoms may occur and Crohn’s disease can affect many other organ systems.
- The eyes may be involved with a condition called uveitis causing pain and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
- It can also be associated with arthritis, causing painful, swollen joints.
- This is a very intense disease and one that must be approached with a wide variety of therapies.
Does Nutrition Help?
Nutrition is very important in supporting the person with Crohn’s Disease. Diet and nutritional supplemental can help maintain balance and the proper assimilation of vital nutrients.
Get Treatment Now for Crohn’s Disease
For the past 10 years, Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus has treated a variety of illnesses, disease and symptoms including those directly or indirectly resulting from Crohn’s Disease. The Healing Unleashed holistic medical center is located in a traditional profession office located in Lakewood serving metro Denver and Colorado patients. “Dr. B, as she has been nicknamed by her patients, is one of only a handful of homeopathic practitioners who is also an MD. She can work with your current treatment by adding the healing offered by homeopathic remedies.
Homeopathy is safe and effective and will help you gradually heal while eliminating the harmful prescription drugs that offer no hope of true healing
Dr. B is standing by to discuss with you by phone what potential treatments might be available to you through Healing Unleashed. Call 303.986.0492 right now. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential, and your call will be replied to promptly.