It is important to seek an appropriate treatment for your Crohn’s Disease. Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It causes ulcerations (that is, breaks in the lining) of the small and large intestines. However, it can also affect your digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. There are several complications that can arise from this disease. These complications include bowel obstruction, perforation of the inflamed intestines, bleeding, iron deficiency, poor digestion, inflammation of the liver, joints and skin rash. Recent research studies also show that that there is an increased risk of colon cancer with patients of Crohn's disease.

Drug medications and surgery are options that conventional medicine often recommends for a Crohn’s Disease treatment. Drugs typically involve the use of aminosalicylate or corticosteroids. Aminosalicylate or corticosteroid enemas or suppositories are introduced into your rectum to help reduce the inflammation affecting the rectum or lower part of your intestine. Your doctor may also suggest a course of antibiotics to help treat any bacteria that may be causing symptoms in the digestive system. Immuno-modulators belong to another class of prescription drugs that help suppress the activity of your immune system and hence, reduce the inflammation of your intestinal tissues. In some cases, your doctor may even suggest that you remove affected areas via surgery. These recommendations may appear necessary for more severe cases, but do know that the disease can recur elsewhere.

There can be several side effects to the above mentioned treatment options. With the use of drug medications, possible side effects include vomiting, nausea, shock and an increase in infection risk. To avoid these potential side effects, you can consider opting for natural Crohn’s Disease treatment especially if your condition is mild. In fact, anti inflammatories such as fish oil have been found to help in intestinal health. Some patients even say that these options can be as effective as prescription drugs for a Crohn’s disease treatment.

Another important factor for Crohn’s Disease treatment is nutritional supplements. Studies also show that those suffering from this disease commonly lack sufficient nutrients. Hence, high quality supplements including B12, folic acid, Vitamin D, magnesium, potassium and trace elements can provide the necessary support. In fact, these supplements are also highly commonly recommended for children with this disease. A deficiency of these vital nutrients in children can cause stunted and retarded growth.

Herbal remedies can also be used for Crohn’s Disease treatment. Marshmallow root can be used either alone or in conjunction with other herbs for making an infusion tea. Other herbs that have been used to help treat the symptoms of this disease include comfrey, slippery elm, goldenseal, and more.

It is also important to pay attention to diet if you have Crohn’s disease. While some doctors do not believe that there is a link between diet and diseases, many patients do report a decrease in their symptoms due to a change in their diet. These changes may include removing any known allergens from your diet, including wheat, milk, soy, etc., or avoiding foods that may cause increased intestinal inflammation. Some of the foods that may be eliminated include anything with caffeine, a large level of fat, any alcohol, and reducing sugar intake.

Finding the appropriate Crohn’s disease treatment can make a huge difference to the quality of your life. There may not be a cure for Crohn’s disease, but there are things that you can do to mitigate the discomfort that you are going through. Finally, no diet and treatment regime will be sufficient without some exercise. It is important that you add regular exercise to you routine to improve your overall health and well being.

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