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Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from your mouth to your anus. The most common symptoms are ulcers and inflammation found at the end of the small intestine and the start of the large intestine.

Crohn's disease affects the digestive system and can cause a plethora of symptoms. Symptoms of Crohn's disease depends on which part of the digestive system is inflamed and therefore you may experience all or only one of the below.

Symptoms of Crohn's disease

  • Recurring diarrhea (and blood or mucus in stools)
  • Abdominal pain/craping (which is usually worse after eating)
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss

Other less common symptoms include high temperature, nausea, vomiting, joint pain and swelling (arthritis), inflammation and irritation of the eyes, and swollen skin. There may be long periods lasting for weeks or months where you have very mild or no symptoms (known as remission), followed by periods that are particularly troublesome (flareups or relapses).

Dietician treatment of Crohn's disease

A dietitian can help ensure you're diet is nutritionally complete (an analysis via Nutri Plan) to boost your immune system and maximize nutrients. A thorough understanding of nutrient levels will allow our dietitian to best implement a plant targeted at reducing fatigue, weight loss, and restore gut function.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person

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