Exact cause of crohn’s disease is still unknown; it is caused by combination of factors,
- Genetic– Crohn’s disease is a type of disease that runs in the family. Genes/hereditary plays an important role in making people susceptible.
- Immune system– When immune system tries to fight bacteria and virus, it causes immune system to attack the digestive tract.
- Previous infection– Previous childhood infections lead to abnormal immune response and causes symptoms of crohn’s diseases.
- Environmental factors– Bacteria, virus, antigens present in the environment along with smoking and stress leads to an abnormal immune response, inflammation and causes crohn’s disease.
Symptoms of crohn’s disease :
The most common symptoms of crohn’s disease are
Diarrhea– It is the common problem faced by the people in crohn’s disease. Frequent diarrhea is the symptom in mild to very severe cases of the disease.
Cramping and pain in abdomen– Inflammation and ulceration effects the normal movement of food through digestive tract causing cramping and pain in the abdomen.
Fever and fatigue– Due to inflammation or infection people experience low fever, low energy and may feel tired.
Loss of appetite and weight loss– Cramping and pain in abdomen, inflammation in the walls effect ability to digest and absorb food. It leads to weight loss and loss of appetite.
Some other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, joint pain and swelling, inflammation of eyes and liver and mouth ulcers.
Complications due to crohn’s disease?
Severe crohn’s disease leads to several complications like
Stricture– Inflammation of the bowel wall can lead to narrowing, blocking the passage of the intestinal contents, this is known as strictures.
Ulcers– Inflammation leads to ulcers anywhere in your digestive tract.
Fistulas– Sometimes ulcers extend completely through the intestinal walls resulting in a fistula.
Fissures– Some people develop tears in the lining of the anus called anal fissures.
Colon cancer– When crohn’s disease affects colon, it increases the risk of colon cancer.
Malnutrition– Diarrhea, cramping and pain in abdomen leads to loss of appetite and difficult for intestine to absorb enough nutrients which
result in malnutrition.
Children with crohn’s disease experience problems with their growth and development.
Homeopathy for crohn’s disease :
Homeopathy is the popular holistic system of therapy. Homeopathy treatment is very useful and safe for crohn’s diseases. Homeopathy treatment for crohn’s disease can bring relief from pain to the people and also work to treat the root cause of the disease.