Crohn’s Disease…hmmmm…well actually I remembered this disease name cause of the advert I saw of it on tv, they kept showing a lady who always saw the bathroom sign, well good thing I did gave me my secondo (luffy voice)Published Paper review…so lets get to it!
Crohn’s Disease is one that affects our digestive, specifically inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. It may affect both large and small intestines but as seen below it affects mostly the ileum and colon.
The symptoms of this disease as it affects our digestive lining , maybe sparatic or prolonged diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue and weight loss due to malnutrition, because absorption of water and important nutrients occur in these part of the system.In some extreme cases rupturing of intestines may occur due to the swelling and inflammation that can cause blockages. However, there times of calm between flare ups.
Crohn’s disease is not specific to sex or age, but it usually is seen in the range of 20-30 yrs. There is neither specificity to a particular race or region, but its has been more predominant in the Jewish population, in contrast to those of African descent.
What causes Crohn’s Disease? Well actually their hasn’t been identified. But, there is indication that it is genetically linked, from parents who may be carries or have had the disease. Basically what occurs in this disease the immune system is over reactive and in a a way attacking it’s own body, causing the inflammation and damage. In addition diet also plays a part as the disease is more prevalent in westernized countries.
Is there a cure? Sadly no, but most patients undergo surgery to repair the damage done and there are also , also Corticosteroids, Asprin and fibre supplement are recommended. It also recommended that people who has this disease stay away from foods that can make their diarrhea.
I would say this disease is not a nice one, and I hope that a cure hopefully can be found soon.
An advert for Crohn’s Disease: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FohMzDp3NYc
NEWS MEDICAL.net. “Crohn’s Disease” http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Crohns-Disease.aspx
PUBMED HEALTH. ” Crohn’s Disease” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001295/