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Crohn s Disease!

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Dr. Radhika AmulrajAcupuncturist • 18 Years Exp.MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
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Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Psychotherapy Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Other Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
What is Crohn’s Disease
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
Causes of Crohn’s Disease
Risk factors of Crohn’s Disease
Complications of Crohn’s Disease
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease
Precautions & Prevention of Crohn’s Disease
Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person’s constitutional type like your physical, emotional, and psychological makeup. It helps to calm anxious feelings in those who suffer from flatulence and diarrhea, and helps ease the craving of sweet foods which may not be easily tolerated. Following are some homeopathy remedies for Crohn’s disease.

Veratrum album
Argentum nit

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Acupuncture has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Acupuncture and moxibustion were effective specifically for treating Crohn’s disease. Moxibustion  is a technique in which the herb mugwort is burned over specific acupuncture points. It is used because it is thought to reach deeper into the body than using needles alone. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and counseling has been very helpful in the treatment with Crohn’s disease. It has been proven that when exposed to a stressful situation some children learn to develop gastrointestinal symptoms to cope with the stress. Crohn’s disease is stress related. Exercise is helpful to relieve stress therefore reducing symptoms of these particular diseases.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

The conventional treatment for Crohn’s disease involves first administering steroids in order to control the patient’s symptoms (abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea); the next step involves administering immune-suppressing drugs, which prepare the body to receive the third medication – an antibody that curbs the inflammatory response at the root of the disease. 

Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Some people who suffered with Crohn’s disease will need to have surgery at some point to treat the disease. Surgical treatments include:

Correction of a fistula or fissure
Draining of an abscess
Opening of a stricture or obstruction of the bowel
Removal of a segment of diseased tissue.
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Eat six smaller meals a day, rather than three larger meals
Elimination food types such as grains or sugars.
Take a daily multivitamin
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco
Avoid refined foods such as white breads and pastas 
Other Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Mild exercise can help reduce stress, relieve depression and normalize bowel function. Talk to your doctor about an exercise plan that’s right for you. 

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the digestive tract – including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and anus. It can affect any portion of the digestive tract, but is most common in the ileum – the lowest portion of the small intestine, where it connects with the large intestine.

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Abdominal pain and cramping
Rectal bleeding
Eye inflammation
Weight loss and reduced appetite
Skin problems
Delayed growth or sexual development, in children 

Causes of Crohn’s Disease

The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. Most researches think that it could be caused by a combination of inter-related factors that is listed below:

Previous infection
The immune system
Diet high in fat or refined foods

Risk factors of Crohn’s Disease

Cigarette smoking
Age between 20 and 30.
Although whites have the highest risk of the disease
Family history.
People living in a city or an industrialized country and in northern climates
Arthritis and Skin problems
inflammation in the eyes or mouth,
kidney stones or gallstones
Diseases of the liver and biliary system.

Complications of Crohn’s Disease

Bowel obstruction – It includes abdominal pain, cramping, vomiting etc.
Fistula – It includes a high temperature, generally feeling unwell, a constant throbbing pain, blood or pus in your faeces(stools) etc.
Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease

To perfectly diagnose Crohn’s disease(CD), a patient will likely experience a number of laboratory tests and one or more imaging procedures that allow a doctor to visually evaluate the intestine.

Laboratory tests

Blood tests
Stool cultures
Imaging procedures


Precautions & Prevention of Crohn’s Disease

There is no way to prevent Crohn’s disease because the cause is unknown. But you can take steps to reduce the rigorousness of the disease.

Get regular exercise.
Do not smoke.
Medicines taken regularly may reduce sudden attacks
Eat a healthy diet.
Never use antibiotics unless they have been prescribed for you by a doctor.

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