Crohn's disease - an inflammation of the bowel, is fraught with complications

January 29, 2009

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 Crohn's disease
 Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment  Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Treatment
 Causing ulcers, small intestine and colon. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the digestive tract may cause abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Severe diarrhea and lead to exhaustion (due to violation of the absorbability of nutrients). Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can be distributed to different parts of the gastrointestinal tract penetrates deeply into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease can be painful and debilitating, and often leads to life-threatening complications

Although the specific treatment of Crohn's disease does not exist, palliative treatment can significantly reduce the signs and symptoms of the disease and even lead to long-term remission. With proper treatment, most people suffering from Crohn's disease, can work and lead a normal life.

 Crohn's disease - an inflammation of the bowel, is fraught with complications

Symptoms of Crohn's disease

Inflammation in Crohn's disease can affect various parts of the digestive system from the mouth to the anus. Some people have Crohn's disease affects only the small intestine, others limited to the rectum. Most often suffers from Crohn's disease, the final part of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine. Inflammation can be limited by the intestinal wall, which may lead to scarring (stenosis), or distributed through the walls in the intestinal lumen (fistulas).

Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease range from mild to severe, develop gradually or occur suddenly, without any warning signs. After the development of Crohn's disease occurs with periods of inactivity (remission) and activity (relapse).

When the disease is in an active stage, you experience the following signs and symptoms:

  • Diarrhea. As a result of inflammation that occurs in Crohn's disease, the cells of the affected areas of the intestine secrete large amounts of water and salt. Since the colon can not completely absorb this excess fluid, there is diarrhea. Intensive intestinal cramps and diarrhea contribute. It is the most common and characteristic symptom of Crohn's disease.
  • The pain and abdominal cramps. Because inflammation and ulceration intestinal wall lesions swell and eventually thicken by the formation of scar tissue that interferes with normal movement of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract. As a consequence, there is pain and cramps. Mild forms of Crohn's disease usually causes little or mild discomfort in the gut, but in more severe cases the pain can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
  • The presence of blood in the stool. When moving food through the digestive tract inflamed tissue may bleed. It is also possible bleeding in the intestine, irrespective of diet. In this case, the feces visible blood clots or feces becomes darker due to the presence of blood.
  • The formation of ulcers. Crohn's disease causes the formation of small intestinal ulcers on the surface that ultimately are converted to large ulcers, penetrates, and sometimes through the intestinal wall. In the mouth sores can appear as with aphthous stomatitis.
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss. Pain and cramps in the stomach, inflammation of the intestinal wall have a negative impact on appetite and ability to digest and absorb food.

 Crohn's disease - an inflammation of the bowel, is fraught with complications

Other signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease

In severe Crohn's disease, the following symptoms:

  • fever;
  • Fatigue and apathy;
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  • inflammation of the tissues of the eye;
  • ulceration in the mouth;
  • skin problems;
  • inflammation of the liver and biliary tract;
  • delayed growth and sexual development in children.

 Crohn's disease - an inflammation of the bowel, is fraught with complications

When you need to see a doctor

Consult your doctor if you change the habitual rhythm of bowel movements, or the appearance of any signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease, in particular:

  • abdominal pain;
  • the presence of blood in the stool;
  • persistent bouts of diarrhea that are not suppressed OTC drugs;
  • unexplained fever that lasts more than two days.

 Crohn's disease - an inflammation of the bowel, is fraught with complications

Causes of Crohn's disease

The exact cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. First "culprits" of the disease was considered unhealthy diet and stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 But modern medicine recognizes that, although these factors may aggravate existing Crohn's disease, they do not cause inflammation. Researchers believe that an important role in the development of Crohn's disease plays a number of factors, such as heredity and immune system disorders.

  • Disorders of the immune system. It is possible that viral or bacterial infection can cause Crohn's disease. When the immune system is trying to repel microorganisms, pathological immune response may also be directed to the cells of the digestive tract.
  • Heredity. Crohn's disease is more common in people whose relatives have suffered from this disease, so the experts suspect that one or more genes increases a person's susceptibility to Crohn's disease.

Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

December 5, 2011

 Belching: Causes
 Belching - it Histalkut air from the digestive tract, as a rule, it is a normal reaction to the ingestion of too much air.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

You can swallow air when:

  • Breathe through your mouth
  • Chew the cud
  • Drink carbonated drinks
  • Drink anything through straws
  • Too fast drink
  • Too fast eat
  • Under stress, nervous

But other than that, almost any disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, may cause belching. Including:

  • Food intolerance or allergy
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • A hiatal hernia
  • Ileus
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Obstruction proventriculus
  • Tumours of the gastrointestinal tract

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

Hazardous causes belching

In rare cases, belching may indicate a serious and dangerous diseases such as abdominal abscesses and heart attack. These states are accompanied by a variety of symptoms, including severe pain in the abdomen and chest. If you have these symptoms you should immediately consult your doctor.

In general, belching is absolutely harmless and do not cause any complications, except when it is a sign of any disease. If you have too frequent belching, it is recommended to undergo a medical examination. Most likely to get rid of it, will be enough to make small changes in your diet.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

Belching and bloating

Belching - is output through the mouth of gases that are formed in the stomach. It is unpleasant, but, as a rule, does not speak about any health problems. Belching may be caused by factors such as nutrition, digestive disorders, and unhealthy eating habits.

Bloating is because the gases that form in the stomach can not come out. Because of this, the stomach can get sick, grow in size and become more stiff to the touch than usual. Belching eases symptoms of bloating.

The symptoms of bloating:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Frequent belching
  • Dark or bloody stools
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling very tired
  • Shortness of breath

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?


Belching is usually two main reasons: increased flatulence and aerophagia.

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, beer, carbonated beverages and foods with bran may exacerbate flatulence.

When aerofagii person regularly swallows too much air. If you eat quickly and in large pieces, talking while eating, drinking fast if you have a stuffy nose, the likelihood of burping and bloating have increased. Also, if you often experience stress, easily offended, often chew gum and eat candy, probably comes into your stomach too much air - about the consequences of this, we have already spoken.

Let us consider in more detail the reasons that cause belching and bloating.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?


Bloating is often observed after the consumption of fatty foods because it slows down the digestive process.

Foods high in carbohydrates increases the likelihood of severe regurgitation, as these products contribute most gassing.

With food allergies can also cause burping. This is especially true because of the foods such as apples, peaches Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits  Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits
 , Pears, cabbage, broccoli, beer, lettuce, candy, beer, chewing gum, chocolate and mint.

Wheat and dairy products also often cause bloating and belching. Reduce the consumption of these products and make sure that your diet is to present all the necessary nutrients.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

Eating habits

To forget about belching and bloating, give up snacking on the go and in a hurry. Now many people are very busy schedule, but for the sake of their own health, you should find at least 20 minutes to eat quietly, with pleasure, and on what not distracted. This means that you can not have dinner at the computer, with colleagues discussing current affairs, or viewing documents. Whether you cram a couple of minutes or a portion of greasy fast food salad is very useful - and in fact, and in another case, belching and bloating you provided.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

Rotten belching

The smell belching usually says that you ate shortly before. Especially eloquent smell "speaks" for itself, if you eat eggs, regardless of whether they were foul when, or not. Some other products have the same effect, but this is nothing unusual or abnormal. If it continues to burp after a few hours after eating, and the smell of all the same unpleasant, it is possible that the reason for this is some kind of disease.

The gases that go through the mouth as a burp Belching: why it happens and that means  Belching: why it happens and that means
 It formed when an acidic juice and digestive enzymes react with the food you ate. Himself gas formed by the splitting of food. Normally belching not last longer than an hour after the last portion was digested food. If this happens, it means that the work of the digestive system is not all right. In this case, the food does not move down the digestive tract, e.g., due to the lack of digestive enzymes. Production of digestive enzymes is controlled by neurotransmitters which transmit commands from the brain. Another reason for regurgitation may be insufficient production of gastric juice.

 Belching: Causes - normal or latent pathology?

Natural treatment for regurgitation

To cope with this problem, you need to stud. Cloves stimulate the parietal cells of the stomach to gastric juice it produces. Chew cloves Carnation: exquisite aromatherapy  Carnation: exquisite aromatherapy
   for half an hour before a meal to improve digestion. This can be achieved, and drinking a glass of ginger ale after a meal. If you do, it is important to have regurgitation was not an unpleasant smell, the best thing you can do for it - a drink after eating at least two glasses of water. You can also chew a few leaves of mint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
   - It will relax the sphincter and esophageal eliminate any accumulation of gases.

And, of course, if you often concerned about belching rotten, you should always carry mints and gum candies.

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