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The Spoonie Struggle


Jul 5, 2021

Episode 24: Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s Disease is one type of inflammatory bowel disease and differs by person. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping, blood in the stool, mouth sores, reduced appetite, weight loss, inflammation of the skin, eyes, and joints, inflammation of the liver or bile ducts, kidney stones, anemia, delayed growth or sexual development in children, urgent need to move bowels, constipation, bowel obstruction, fissures, fistulas, and strictures. Diagnosis is made through blood tests, stool studies, colonoscopy, CT, MRI, capsule endoscopy, or balloon assisted enteroscopy. Treatments include medications, nutrition therapy, surgery, eliminating smoking, stress management, exercise, and alternative medicine.

 

 

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