Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestines become inflamed and it’s hard to digest and absorb all of the key nutrients from food. Many people believe that when they eat certain foods their gastrointestinal symptoms: gas, bloating and abdominal pain, tend to flare up. These foods are called trigger foods. Due to the lack of nutrients, people with Crohn’s disease can become malnutritioned. Without the proper nutrients from food it becomes hard for the individual to maintain a normal body weight. As an LPN I would educate and go over with my patient three specific factors including foods that helps avoid “trigger foods”, a low residue diet, and a liquid diet. Just to name a few, trigger foods may include alcohol, corn husks, carbonated beverages, butter, coffee, tea, dairy products, red meat, pork, spicy foods, fatty foods, nuts and seeds, and whole grains. I would first ask the patient which of these foods aggravate symptoms of the disease. Secondly I would let the patient and their families know they don’t have to give up these foods but to try preparing them in different ways including steaming, stewing, or boiling. By knowing their trigger foods and experimenting with different ways of preparing them the patient might find they can tolerate the food and not have to give it up completely. Also I would educate them about a low residue diet which may help lessen symptoms like
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. Crohn's disease can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and to another type of IBD called ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease may also be called ileitis or enteritis. Crohn’s disease can affect the digestive system anywhere between the mouth and the anus, but usually affects the final section…
“Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder that commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine and large intestine and typically begins in late childhood or early adulthood,” said Dr. Gary Lichtenstein, Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “The disease causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, typically resulting in symptoms such as unpredictable…
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract. It usually affects the lower part of the small intestine and can cause pain and diarrhea. This disease can be difficult to diagnose.
Crohn’s disease is usually inherited. A person is thirty times more likely to be diagnosed if a family member has it. It is mostly diagnosed in people between the ages of twenty and thirty. The white blood cells that accumulate in the…
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful…
Professor Andrea Lorincz
April 30, 2013
“Irritable Bowel Disease”
More than 1.5 million Americans have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease. Both conditions inflame the lining of the intestine, leading to bouts of watery diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramps and pain, fever, and weight loss. Crohn's disease can occur anywhere in the digestive tract, often spreading deep into…
Abdominal cramps and pains
Lack of concentration
You feel faint or have a fast and weak pulse.
You have severe belly pain.
You have a fever or shaking chills.
You are vomiting again and again.
The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. This disease may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria. Disease-causing bacteria and viruses also…
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Crohn’s disease, as defined in Mosby’s Medical Dictionary is: “a chronic inflammatory bowel disease of unknown origin, usually affecting the ileum, the colon, or another part of the GI tract. Diseased segments may be separated by normal bowel segments, which give it the characteristic skip lesions” (Mosby’s, 2007, p.482).
Inflammatory bowel disease is a general term for diseases that cause swelling in the intestines…
Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are inflammatory conditions, which for a large part affect the large and small intestines. Most people view Crohn’s and Colitis as the same disease. But the truth is that many medical doctors incorrectly diagnose the two separate diseases. There are features of the two diseases that can assist a trained doctor in diagnosing which disease you have.
After many years of research so far nobody has been able to gather a clear understanding of what causes Crohn’s…
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease happens when the lower esophageal sphincter opens spontaneously or does not close right and the stomach contents go into the esophagus. This can happen for various periods of time. When the acid goes into the esophagus it can be tasted in the back of the mouth and it can cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat, this is called heartburn or acid indigestion. Lifestyle changes include quitting smoking, no foods…
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