What is crohn's disease? What causes it? How is it treated? Plz answer I'm scared!

Great start but... If you have crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding any questions. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. Be proactive & self-advocate.
Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It can affect anywhere in the digestive tract, but is usually in the small intestine or colon. Sometimes it can be a mild inflammation, but at times it can be severe and even require surgery. It cannot be cured, but it can be controlled well with medications most of the time. You need a good gastroenterologist to work with you. Good luck.

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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...
Lower inflammation. all drugs for Crohn's disease work by decreasing inflammation in the intestinal tract. Some drugs are stronger than others and they tend to suppress the immune system. They are used for more severe disease. Some drugs target certain areas of the bowel when disease is localized. Some are taken by mouth, others delivered by enema, and others injected or given IV. Read more...

What is Crohn's disease? Can you explain the cause?

See complete answer. Crohns disease is an autoimmune condition. We still dont understand what causes it studies indicate that the inflammation in cd involves a complex interaction of factors: the genes the person has inherited, the immune system, and something in the environment. Read more...
No known cause. Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) and can involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. There is no known cause. The disease involves all layers of the bowel wall, and can lead to diarrhea, strictures, fistulas and abscesses. It is characterized by "skip areas and asymmetry" in involved areas of bowel. Read more...

Could you explain what is Crohn's disease and what cause it?

Crohn's Disease. Here is a 5 minute video explaining the illness: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/inflammatory-bowel-disease-88079022. Read more...

Can you answer, is Crohn's disease a valid reason for him to pull away?

Unclear question. By "him, " do you mean a husband or partner? A father, a son? What do you mean by "valid?" is this in response to you have cd, or someone else? What is the real question? I'd be glad to try to answer if you resubmit the question. Read more...

What is Crohn's disease? Is b 12 deficiency associated with chrohns? Is claustrophobia panic attacks with phobia caused by vit b deficiecy?

Chrohn's and B-12. Chrohn's is complex, but in short: inflammatory, immune system overdrive in GI tract. Damage to intestine lessens absorption of B-12 and less nutritional intake combined cause deficiency. And, YES, it can lead to mental health issues. B-12 (+ others) is essential to good nervous system function. 2 Links: B12patch.com AND http://www.livestrong.com/article/316721-crohns-disease-a-b12-deficiency/ Read more...

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...
Cause. An abnormal immune response to the normal inhabitants of your intestine, caused by a combination of genetic changes and an environmental trigger. . Read more...

How could Crohn's disease cause ill health?

Inflammation. Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation of the bowel. If left untreated, this can cause you to malabsorb key nutrients, weight loss, diarrhea, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction and even cancer (after many decades of disease). . Read more...

Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes. Crohn's symptoms range from none at all to more commonly abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements, cramping, and intestinal discomfort. If it is found, it will often be from a colonoscopy which are frequently ordered because of one of these symptoms. Read more...

What will cause a person to die from Crohn's disease?

Rare. It's actually rare to die directly from crohn's disease. The main cause of death that can be tied to crohn's would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from crohn's are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Read more...