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How can doctors help prevent Crohn's disease?

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

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 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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My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

Fix the Crohn's...: If you have active crohn's disease, your GI tract is already inflammed so eating anything, including the pills prescribed to help you, may give you GI upset until the crohn's flare subsides. Depending upon the treatment course, some drugs can take a very long time (weeks to months) to achieve healing. Talk to GI doctor about your symptoms, dis-satisfaction with your present meds, & rx options. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips for me to prevent malnutrition? I have Crohn's disease and a history of malnutrition due to this. I'm lactose & gluten intolerant

Do you have any tips for me to prevent malnutrition? I have Crohn's disease and a history of malnutrition due to this. I'm lactose & gluten intolerant

Malnutrition: Consider getting a Micronutrient Test from Spectracell Lab (Spectracell.com). It will tell you what nutrients you are low on and ways to replace them. Please do the in consultation w/your doctor. Peace and good health. ...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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Can being on low dose antibiotics for 5 years to prevent uti's cause Crohn's or ibd? I don't have diarreha, just constant intestinal pain.

No association: Long term antibiotics are not described as causing crohns. If you have diarrhea you should be checked for c dificile and bacterial overgrowth. Crohns is an autoimmune disorder. Irritable bowel disease is a gut nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

How does Crohn's disease cause welling of the leg(s)?

Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read more

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What cause Crohn's disease ?

What cause Crohn's disease ?

Life: Immune disease, immune deficiencys, genetics, possile with stress added. See a good gastroenterologist. Inflammatory bowel disease must be treated as soon as diagnosed! ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Yes: Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting crohn's from a parent is less than 10%. The risk does go up if both parents have inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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