Essay On Crohn's Disease

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Crohn’s disease has affected millions of people worldwide since the mid 1900s. Crohn’s disease was first discovered in 1932 by a group of doctors, but is named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who described the disease. He, along with other doctors described Crohn’s disease as a an inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. Crohn’s disease affects the end of the small bowel and the beginning of the colon as well as many other parts in that region. Crohn’s disease is a disease that could very well affect 780,000 Americans. People diagnosed with this disease are in and out of the hospital quite frequently and are faced with lots of difficulties in everyday life. Diagnosis The diagnosis for Crohn’s disease can be a quick and easy process but can also take some time. To diagnose Crohn 's…show more content…
People who suffer from Crohn’s Disease have may have continuous diarrhea and rectal bleeding. They may also experience more frequent urges to go, the feeling of incomplete business after finishing using the restroom. They may also suffer from abdominal cramps and constipation. Patients who suffer from Crohn’s Disease may also suffer from fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats and inconsistent menstrual cycle patterns. They may also suffer from inflammation without infection and impaired growth. In a personal interview, I talked with a person who had Crohn’s disease, he told me that when he was diagnosed with the disease, he had been suffering from severe stomach cramps. Upon going to the doctor, the medical staff there performed a colonoscopy to determine whether the patient had crohn’s disease. Crohn 's disease is not hereditary, but is believed to be caused by a genetic predisposition, environmental triggers, or an immune system that did not function

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