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Alternative Treatment for Crohns Disease

Crohns disease, an autoimmune disorder, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestines. Named after the physician who described the disease in a landmark paper written in 1932, the disease primarily causes ulcerations in the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere between the mouth and the anus. The condition affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families. About 20 percent of people with the disease have a blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disease, most often a brother or sister and sometimes a parent or child.

How Does Crohns Disease Develop?

Crohns Disease treatment at sunridge medicalIn Crohn’s disease, the body’s immune system responds abnormally to its bowel contents. The gastrointestinal tract is composed of cells and proteins that normally protect the body from infections or other foreign invaders. A normal immune system would not over respond to food, bacteria, and other substances in the intestines. In patients with Crohn’s disease, the immune system overreacts actively to a variety of substances and/or bacteria in the intestines, causing inflammation, pain, bowel injury, and ulcerations.

The digestive disorder is an inflammatory disease (view inflammatory bowel disesase). It is common to have abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea with blood, diarrhea with mucus or diarrhea with both blood and mucus.

Disorders Associated with Crohn's

Anemia develops from the metabolism changes of iron in the blood.

Osteoporosis & arthropathy in ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders often begins prior to the development of gastro symptoms.

Skin Ulcers and Red Bumps often appear and are painful. Biopsies are rarely needed to be diagnosed as a co-morbidity with Crohns disease.

What are the Symptoms of Crohns Disease?

The symptoms of the disease vary. The disorder usually recurs at intervals throughout life, with severe episodes lasting weeks or months before settling down to periods with mild or no symptoms. The crohn’s disease diagnosis includes symptoms of diarrhea that often contains blood, a bloody discharge from the anus, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, and a general feeling of malaise.

Conventional medical treatments may help relieve symptoms but they do not address the root of the problem. Generally, by undergoing comprehensive natural medicine testing, the reasons the body is producing antibodies against itself can be found. Some of these issues include sensitivities or allergies to foods, inhalants, chemicals and various infections.
At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the treatment of cancer and chronic disease. Our treatment plans are individualized, and involve both traditional and alternative medicines.
The physicians at Sunridge Medical have found that symptoms frequently can be improved and even reversed with our natural treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive not only treat the disease, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and, most importantly, address the underlying cause of disease.

References on Crohns Disease

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis—From Epidemiology and Immunobiology to a Rational Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach. in: Baumgart DC SpringerNew York2012 (ISBN 1461409977.)
Bengtson MB, Solberg C, Aamodt G, Jahnsen J, Moum B, Sauar J, Vatn MH; Ibsen Study Group. Clustering in time of familial IBD separates ulcerative colitis from Crohn’s disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009 Dec;15(12):1867-74. doi: 10.1002/ibd.20978. Epub 2009 May 11. PMID: 19434721.
Ludvigsson JF, Olén O, Larsson H, Halfvarson J, Almqvist C, Lichtenstein P, Butwicka A. Association Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Psychiatric Morbidity and Suicide: A Swedish Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study With Sibling Comparisons. J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Nov 8;15(11):1824-1836. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjab039. PMID: 33640971; PMCID: PMC8675324.

 

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