Crohn 's is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that belongs to a larger group of illnesses called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is associated with inflammation of the digestive tract, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which runs from the mouth to the anus, and includes the stomach and intestines. It more commonly affects the end of the small intestine and the large intestine.
This article was about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This is relevant to our course because in order to treat diseases like this we need to know how the body works in order to create treatment plans such as the ones in this article. I know of a few different people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. It really is not as uncommon as I thought. Reading this article kept me interested since I know people who have it. This made it easier to learn about because I would think about my family members and how they each have to deal with this disease. I wanted to learn more information so I could better understand what is going on with my family members who have Crohn’s disease. Since I was the only student who participated in the group discussion, I would have liked it better if I could have heard other students’ tell their personal relationship with someone who has inflammatory bowel disease. Also, I learn better if a student explains a complicated concept to me rather than a textbook or teacher. Sometimes if a classmate says something, then that helps me to
Prograde Prograde is the relative forward motion through space. My eighth grade year was a momentous shift in my life. I had a life altering hospital visit. I was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease called Crohn's. Crohn's is something called an autoimmune disorder, which basically means my immune system attacks my gastrointestinal tract more than just breaking down foods.
The thing that I’m most activity involved in a positive way is also the thing that has been the most negative thing in my life. When I was a freshman in high school I got diagnosed with Crohns. You might be wondering how an event can be both a positive and a negative thing in my life. I spent along time dealing with that exact question. I finally came up with an answer, the reason it’s both positive and negative… before I tell you that let me explain a few things.
South University Jane Emond NTR 2050 Dr. Weintraub August 3, 2015 The five senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. All amazing on their own, but when all are working independently of each other properly people can function pretty well. However, when the slightest disruption interferes with how our senses work properly life can become pretty unbearable at times. Just to name a few issues such as the common cold, seasonal allergies, conjunctivitis, and ear infections can very easily cause the balanced system to go out of whack.
It eventually eats away at my intestine until it deteriorates. Sadly, when I first noticed I had Crohn's, it was too late for a portion of my intestine. From that moment on, my future was all I could think of. I was terrified at what was to come. I would always have to deal with stomach aches and live in constant fear that those stomach aches were more ruptured intestine.
Clostridium Difficile Infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) infection is a condition that causes inflammation of the large intestine (colon). This condition can result in damage to the lining of your colon and may lead to colitis. This condition can be passed from person to person (contagious). CAUSES C. diff is a bacterium normally found in the colon. This condition is caused when the balance of C. diff is changed and there is an overgrowth of C. diff.
When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a common colon disease, I had no idea what it was. It wasn’t until several tests and explanations from multiple doctors that my parents and I started to understand the extent of the problem. Although it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal, it quickly took over my entire life. Dealing with the condition meant chronic pain, medication, and many more doctors’ visits. Fortunately, my case wasn’t too severe. A few months after the diagnosis, the disease was manageable and I was able to live my riveting 14-year-old life.
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and the digestive system. Because this disease limits breathing ability, it is a life-threatening disease. In the United States alone, 30,000 people have cystic fibrosis and 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed every year. Over half the of the people with CF are over the age of 18. (About Cystic Fibrosis)
Pain, burning, and bleeding during bowel movements are the main symptoms of the disease that are usually caused by improper diet, prolonged sitting, insufficient physical activity, and consumption of tobacco and alcohol. However, hemorrhoids can sometimes be associated with liver disease and cancer intestine. Stress and constipation - the most common culprits Mental tension and irregular bowel movements are the primary causes of hemorrhoids. People who are perpetually in a hurry often makes performing
Being disabled since the age of nineteen, Crohn's disease has taken over her life; breaking her down bit by bit, tearing apart her insides, failing her organs. Making it near impossible to even think about being in public, since the restroom is her safe haven and without it, humiliation is sure to happen. Popping prescription painkillers to make the pain tolerable
Clostridium difficile, also referred to as C. diff, is a bacterium that is known to cause mild to severe diarrhea and can lead to severe inflammation of the colon (Government of Canada, 2014). C. diff contains spores that are found in fecal matter. Through encountering a surface containing contaminants such as feces, puts a person at risk for the later development of diseases such as c. diff. This bacterium can also be spread through contact from healthcare workers that have not followed correct cleansing routines such as but not limited to hand washing. High dosages or extended usage of antibiotics can also increase the chances of developing C. diff (Government of Canada, 2014).
DIARRHEA Definition and Overview Diarrhea is a medical condition where the patient has at least three loose or liquid bowel movements a day. It is one of the most common diseases experienced by any age group, and is especially common in children. The most significant complication of diarrhea is dehydration. Dehydration is a condition resulting from massive loss of body water and electrolytes. When diarrhea ensues, body fluid and electrolytes are eliminated by the body before they are adequately absorbed.