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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Crohn's Disease

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How to prevent addison disease?

How to prevent addison disease?

You can't: It's a destructive disease of the adrenal cortex, which in the us, is usually autoimmune in nature. Other causes exist as well. ...Read more

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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more


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How is Crohn's disease prevented?

How is Crohn's disease prevented?

Not preventable: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that is not brought on by anything a person does, and thus is not a preventable condition. ...Read more

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How to eat with Crohn's disease?

How to eat with Crohn's disease?

Crohn's diet ?: When your crohn's disease is inactive, there are few dietary restrictions needed. When flaring however, the location of crohn's activity determines diet modification. If in the small bowel, consider cutting back on lactose & fatty foods, & add supplements to make up for vitamin & mineral malabsorptions. If colonic crohn's, avoid gut stimulants like caffeine, minimize alcohol, maybe add probiotics. ...Read more

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How to manage a Crohn's disease flare up?

How to manage a Crohn's disease flare up?

Diet and medication: A multidirectional approach aimed at decreasing the initiators, such as stress for some patients, a modification of the diet and obviously, medications directed at crohns disease are needed. Short term use of steroids is not unreasonable. A good relaitionship with your gastoenterologist is crucial. ...Read more

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How close are we to curing Crohn's disease?

How close are we to curing Crohn's disease?

No cure: There is still no cure, however current medications can help prevent frequent relapse and better quality of life. ...Read more

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How can doctors help prevent Crohn's disease?

Quit smoking: Smokers are at higher risk for crohn's disease. Otherwise, there are no known ways to prevent the disease. In patients who have had crohn's, certain medications can be given to reduce the chances of recurrence. ...Read more

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How is Crohn's disease treated?

How is Crohn's disease treated?

Medical and surgery: Crohn's is an inflammatory condition of the intestine. It can respond well to medical management. If it is refractory and results in bleeding, perforation, stricture, or fails to respond to medical manangment then surgery is available. 50% of patients may require surgery at some time. ...Read more

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How to know it is celiac disease?

How to know it is celiac disease?

A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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How to deal with celiac disease?

How to deal with celiac disease?

Diet: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by gluten. It is the only curable autoimmune disease by going on a 100% gluten free diet. Suggest you visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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How can you cope with Crohn's disease?

How can you cope with Crohn's disease?

Listen to your body: As a mind-body doctor, a person living with crohn's, and a counselor for people with chronic illness, i believe most important is to listen to your body and respond appropriately. If you are fatigued, or in pain, and you keep moving forward without changing how you are in the world, why should your body change? Seek out healers who can teach you how to decrease stress levels. It can really help. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease treatment: what is the fastest way to recover?

Crohn's disease treatment: what is the fastest way to recover?

Varies: Crohn's can range from diarrhea symptoms, to abscesses, fistulas and infections that require surgeries. The recovery process is tailored to the individual. A more complete history is needed. Treatment varies but is available. Recovery process depends on the treatment given, surgery or immunotherapy medications require different recovery approaches. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

None: Crohn's disease's is inherited most of th time. There are environmental, inflammatory and immune sources. Need to chose your parents. ...Read more

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How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

Ulcerative Colitis: The cause of Ulcerative Colitis is unknown. We know there is an increased risk if there is a family history, so genetics plays a part. Look at the National Library of Medicine's section on UC for a good synopsis of symptoms and general approaches to treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001296/#adam_000250.disease.causes ...Read more

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What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?

What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?

Parasite: It comes from a parasite called trypanosoma cruzi. There is an acute phase with swelling and inflammation and a chronic phase that can lead to cardiac and gastrointestinal problems. ...Read more

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How likely can Crohn's disease lead to arthritis?

How likely can Crohn's disease lead to arthritis?

10-20% of the time: An inflammatory arthritis occurs in approximately 10-20% of patients with crohn's disease. It usually involves the lower extremities and the knee is the most common joint affected. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent celiac disease?

What can I do to prevent celiac disease?

Depends: If you do not have celiac disease genes, you will never become celiac. If you do, then avoid gluten and possibly casein. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Location for one: It can be difficult to tell between the 2 at times. Location is important. Ulcerative colitis always involves the colon starting with the rectum. Crohns can follow any distribution in the gut and often involves the small intestine, especially the terminal ileum. There are also differences when tissue specimens are viewed under the microscope. There are blood tests which can be helpful too. ...Read more

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