Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease caused by inflammation of the digestive system. It commonly involves parts of small & large intestines but may affect any area of the digestive system from mouth to anus.
Sign & Symptoms
One may experience;
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Bone & joint problem
- Eye conditions
- Skin issues
Cause and Risk Factors
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. The condition is triggered by the immune response of the body. Studies suggest that it is a complex interplay of genetics and environmental factors. It usually runs in families with no gender predilection. Other factors include;
- Smokers-3 times more prone to disease
- Geographical location- Caucasians>non-Caucasians
- Different drugs
- Disturbance in microbes of digestive system
Diagnosis & Treatment
The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can mimic multiple digestive system issues therefore a complete history and latest diagnostic modalities can help in establishing a diagnosis and ruling out other bowel diseases. These may include a complete blood examination, CT scan, MRI, and colonoscopy.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard to identify Crohn’s disease. This technique allows the surgeon to directly visualize the affected area of the GIT. An experienced colorectal surgeon can easily spot the affected regions by their typical appearance.
The treatment mainly focuses on relieving the symptoms. It includes;
- Medications to reduce pain and inflammation
- Dietary changes to manage malnutrition
- Change of eating habits
- Stress management
- Active lifestyle
Why Choose Us?
Crohn’s disease resemblance to other GIT problems in terms of symptoms makes it challenging to identify. It requires qualifications of super-specialty, years of experience, and a team approach to rightly manage the disease, ultimately leading the patient’s life back to normal.
Surgery Group LA is a team of highly skilled professionals with contemporary knowledge and advanced surgical skills. Our board-certified colorectal surgeons have been treating Crohn’s disease patients for many years with the highest number of recoveries. Expertise, communication skills, and fear & anxieties management, all these factors contribute towards the rehabilitation of the sufferer.