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Has raw milk been shown to prevent flare ups in chrons disease or help reduce the symptoms?

NOT AWARE IT HAS

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Studies show vitamin D can help reduce symptoms of chrons disease. Newer ones claim deficient people may have longer lifes. Is their truth to either?

Media science

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The CMAJ study was of very old folks and found a correlation that is almost certainly the result of some variable other than vitamin D intake (likely a variant in metabolism.) Severe Crohn's interferes with vitamin D absorption, likely explaining the effect. The media distort this stuff into "news" and this confuses everybody. If you have Crohn's or not, consider a vitamin D supplement.
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can oj with brazilian oranges make my adult stills disease worse?it seems when i started drinking that o.j my symptoms got worse n i was diagnosed asd

Oj contamination

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There recently has been reported that some Brazilian OJ has been contaminated. If so it could harm you.
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What is crohn disease?

Inflammatory bowel

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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.
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Dr. Abby Caplin answered:

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet

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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.
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What is treatment for chrons disease ?

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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
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How do I know if I have chrons disease?

Crohn's diagnosis

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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.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly

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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.
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What medication do you take for chrons disease?

Stop smoking

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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.
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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes

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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.
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