Crohns Disease

Description: 

Crohns Disease is an intestinal inflammatory disease usually affecting the small intestine, can also affect the mouth, oesophagus and stomach. The degeneration of intestinal mucosa (surface layer of the cells) often leads to poor absorption and nutritional deficiencies. this is a major problem if the distal ileum is involved as this is where vitamin B12 is absorbed.

Other Common Names: 

Regional Enteritis, Granulomatous

Symptoms: 

Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Blood in Stools, Rectal Bleeding, Fever, Flatulence and Weight loss.

Additional Symptoms: 

Tiredness, Anemia, Fatigue, Weight Loss, Arthritis, Skin Problems, Fevers

Possible Causes: 

The cause of Crohns Disease is multi-factorial. Often the result of an auto immune disorder where instead of treating foods and some bacteria as beneficial it attacks them which in turn creates a mass of white blood cells in the lining of the gastro-intestinal tract. This can lead to bowel disorders and ulcerations.Food allergies and intolerances are also very common in Crohns Disease sufferers.

Associated Diagnostics: 

Health conditions such as Crohns Disease are complex and have many contributing factors, some conditions can be managed through diet and nutrition, whilst others may require one or more tests.
If your symptoms indicate the need for testing we will select the correct diagnostic protocols for your condition.
Intestinal Permeability Assessment, Food Intolerance, Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis, Comprehensive ParasitologySecretory Immunoglobulin A (sIgA)