diseases in integumentary system

Answers

1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10000090x1386637265

What is crohn disease?

Inflammatory bowel

Crohns_disease
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, presumably run in families, more in Caucasians, which can affect the whole GI from mouth to anus. It is a skipping inflammation, unclear cause, causing problem with absorption and secretory function and causes cramping, and diarrhea and the destruction of the intestinal lining results in fistula formations.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
1 Answers
2 Doctor agrees
10075023x1386630600 12647755x1396072836
Dr. Abby Caplin answered:

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet

Crohns_disease
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.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
1 Answers

What is treatment for chrons disease ?

Long answer to this

Crohns_disease
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
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10075023x1386630600

How do I know if I have chrons disease?

Crohn's diagnosis

Blood_tests
The symptoms from Crohn's range from very severe to very mild. If your primary doctor suspects Crohn's they'll usually get some basic blood tests - CBC, ESR, chemistry panel, liver tests, CRP, but then most likely refer you to a GI specialist for a colonoscopy. The doctor will look for ulcerations, other signs of inflammation, and will do a biopsy, which will help with the diagnosis of Crohn's.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
1 Answers
Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly

Appendicitis
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.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

2 Answers
2 Doctor agrees
11202683x1386632249 10014299x1386629211

What medication do you take for chrons disease?

Stop smoking

Crohns_disease
No medication will be as useful as stopping smoking. There are many anti-inflammatory meds available and these can be adjusted for you by a good gastroenterologist.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
2 Answers
3 Doctor agrees
10049972x1386629800 10014592x1386638121 11068463x1391842538

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes

Crohns_disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some Crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

1 Answers
2 Doctor agrees
10049935x1386628857 11087604x1386630929

Can you have chrons disease or any IBD without having diahrea?

Yes

Abdominal_pain
it is one of the most common symptoms ,but not an absolute. Abdominal pain is probably more common. If you are raising this question you should go see you MD and have a discussion
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10014299x1386629211

Has anyone with chrons disease taken azathioprine?

Yes

Azathioprine
i prescribe it for many of my patients and it is generally effective and well tolerated.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Related to diseases in integumentary system:
1 Answers
1 Doctor agrees
10003048x1391281268
Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Is crohn disease contagious, how common is it in babies?

Crohn's disease

Crohns_disease
This is not a communicable condition, as far we understand it. Its etiology has been attributed to colonization of the gut with different organisms (a British doctor thinks a TB-like bacillus) and an abnormal host immune response to these. 20% of cases occur in children, but the youngest are in the range of 7-8 years, and often in families with adult Crohns, suggesting hereditary component.
Sign Up

Get personalized answers from doctors!

Sign up to see more