Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that generally affects the small bowel (ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. It can effect the entire thickness of the bowel wall, while ulcerative colitis involves the innermost lining of the colon.

Symptoms related to inflammation of the GI tract:

  • Persistent Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Urgent need to move bowels
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Sensation of incomplete evacuation
  • Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

General symptoms that may also be associated with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease):crohns_disease_web

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of normal menstrual cycle

Causes:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Environmental trigger (diet, bacteria, emotional stress)
  • Increased intestinal permeability

The discovery of what initially caused (and continues to cause) the disease in each individual person is accomplished through a very detailed case history, family history and food sensitivity testing. When all the information is gathered together, a program of specific treatment tailored to remove causes on all levels: emotional, physical and dietary. Once the causes are ascertained, a treatment regime can be placed into action.

The procedure is that usually one homeopathic medicine is prescribed, dietary changes are made (based on testing results) and a few supplements are recommended to hasten the repair of the gastrointestinal tract.

The treatment is simple, straight forward and highly effective because the cause is being sought and treated for each individualized patient.