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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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How can I kno if I have chrons?

How can I kno if I have chrons?

Esophageal Varices: Staging is 1-4(4 is worst). Presence of varices indicates liver disease in most instances. Larger varices (stage 4) may be rubber banded, medication injected or in some instances surgical or radiology procedure for elimination. Many GI specialists place stage 1-2 on medication to aid in decrease in size and reduce risk of spontaneuous bleeding. Patient should be under care of GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is treatment for chrons disease ?

What is treatment for chrons disease ?

Long answer to this: Sometimes nothing, sometimes very expensive lifetime meds, and many options in between, depending on the symptoms and their duration. If you have confirmed or likely diagnosis, you deserve a long dicussion. ...Read more

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Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Vary: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

Crones: Not a diagnosis made on blood work. Diagnosis made usually at colonoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more

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How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly: Crohn's disease frequently involves the terminal ileum which is right next to the appendix. Crohn's inflammation here can easily be mistaken for appendicitis. A ct scan before surgery can often differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Currently: 500 mg Acetaminophen has been removed from the market by the fda. This means you have an old prescription. The risk of Acetaminophen toxicity and liver damage was unacceptable so only 300 to 325 mg is allowed in the tablet of vicodin. ...Read more

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I have colitis chrons would I get a pain in my coccyx with this?

I have colitis chrons would I get a pain in my coccyx with this?

With Crohn's? Sure.: Inflammatory bowel disease includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus) & adjacent structures. Abscess, fistula, bony changes possible. ...Read more

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From a psychiatrist point of view would it be helpful to go see a psychiatrist if you have chrons?

From a psychiatrist point of view would it be helpful to go see a psychiatrist if you have chrons?

Mind-body connection: There's no real separation between mind and body, even though our culture seems to act like there is. Chronic physical illnesses have emotional effects, and emotions affect the body too. An example: blushing! in the case of crohns, personal stresses can exacerbate this -- and it's important to learn your triggers ; how to deal with them. Pick a psychiatrist whose practice includes psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What r the signs of IBS or chrons?

Adominal Discomfort: Ibs can affect people differently. Some experience lower abdominal cramping, pain and/or bloating with constipation, diarrhea or both. It is often triggered by stress or different foods. Crohns is an inflammatory disease of GI tract that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and rectal bleeding. Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more