By Dr. Srinivas Nistala
Sr. Consultant Interventional Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
Published on: 10/06/2022

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Abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhoea, weight loss, and rectal bleeding over prolonged periods? This could possibly be Crohn's disease!

Let's understand Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract, most commonly in the small intestine and colon (part of the large intestine). This condition usually begins slowly and worsens over time.

This condition can affect both men and women and can develop at any age, but is most commonly reported by adults in their 20s or early 30s. While there is no cure for Crohn's disease, managing the symptoms can help people affected by it, to lead active lives.


Is there a cure for Crohn's disease?

Currently, there is no known cure for Crohn's disease. However, treatment for the condition is possible that focuses on reducing symptoms and complications. It can also be effective at bringing a person's Crohn's condition into long-term remission.

Crohn's disease is usually treated with medicines for its symptoms like pain or inflammation. The first-line treatment for this condition is to reduce inflammation in the bowel. In some cases, doctors will offer surgery to ease the symptoms.

Crohn's Disease Management and Treatment

Now, let's check how to deal with Crohn's disease! Though there is no cure for Crohn's disease, the severity of the signs and symptoms can be managed with the correct medications and therapy. Dealing with this disease correctly leads to remission, which means that the symptoms will be reduced for a few months or years.

To manage Crohn's disease and keep flares at bay, we must take holistic care, which includes taking medications on time, eating the right foods, exercising regularly, and changing the lifestyle.

Lifestyle changes to manage Crohn's disease

  • Eat a healthy diet-low in fats
  • It is advised to have small meals than large two or three meals
  • Drink plenty of liquids and stay hydrated
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising regularly
  • Manage stress
  • Follow simple cooking techniques like steaming, boiling, and poaching
  • Avoid carbonated beverages and high-fiber foods
  • Limit dairy products

Can Crohn's disease affect your heart?

The risk of a heart attack or stroke seems to be highest during flares, when Crohn's disease is active and symptoms are severe. However, more research is needed to determine the link between Crohn's disease and heart and blood vessel problems.


Dr Srinivas Nistala

Dr Srinivas Nistala

   MD(Gen Med), DM (Med Gastro) (Mumbai), DNB

    Sr.Consultant lnterventional Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

    Experience: 11 years

   Location: Vizag

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