Can you die from Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammation which can affect the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus, but most affected are small and large bowels and sometimes the anus.  Some of the symptoms include

  • Diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • blood in your stool
  •  fever
  • fatigue
  • a loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • feeling as if your bowels aren’t empty after a bowel movement
  • feeling a frequent need for bowel movements

Of course, it is quite possible to mistake these symptoms for other conditions like upset stomach, food poisoning, IBS, etc.  A though checkup with the doctors will give you an accurate diagnosis.

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It’s sometimes possible to mistake these symptoms for the symptoms of another condition, such as food poisoning, an upset stomach, or an allergy. You should see your doctor if these symptoms persist.

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Though diet and stress are contributing factors, the real causes that lead to Crohn’s Clinic, according to doctors are a weakened immune system and heredity.

Can you die from Crohn’s disease?

Well, if you do not take proper medications prescribed by the gastroenterologist, then complications can occur in the form of colon cancer. But then why even go there? If you focus on the treatment and manage your diet, then the symptoms are largely brought under control.

Ideally the treatment is geared to reduce the inflammation that triggers the symptoms that I just mentioned. So, they may include corticosteroids, Oral 5-aminosalicylates, immune system suppressors, antibiotics, iron supplements, anti-diarrheals, pain-relievers, so on and so forth. Your doctor will  be the best person to give you the best course of treatment. Also check with your doc about the kind of foods that should be eaten. Ideally avoid greasy, fried foods, limit caffeine intake, dairy products and any other problems foods that you doctor may identify.

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