Crohn’s Disease (CD)
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Functional Medicine’s Approach to Crohn’s Disease (CD)
What is Crohn’s Disease (CD)?
Crohn’s Disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus, but it most commonly affects the small intestine and/or the colon. CD is an autoimmune condition, which means that the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues in the digestive tract. This can cause a range of symptoms and complications that can significantly impact the quality of life of those who suffer from it.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease (CD)
The symptoms of Crohn’s Disease (CD) can vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Blood in the stool
Impacts of Crohn’s Disease (CD)
Crohn’s Disease (CD) can significantly impact the quality of life of those who suffer from it. It can cause chronic pain, fatigue, and digestive symptoms that can interfere with daily activities, work, and social life. It can also cause complications such as strictures (narrowing of the intestine), fistulas (abnormal connections between organs), and abscesses (collections of pus) that can require surgery.
Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Crohn’s Disease (CD)
- – Comprehensive lab testing to identify underlying imbalances and nutrient deficiencies
- – Customized diet and nutrition plans to reduce inflammation and support gut health
- – Nutritional supplements to address nutrient deficiencies and support healing
- – Stress management techniques to reduce stress and anxiety, which can trigger flare-ups
- – Lifestyle modifications to improve sleep, exercise, and overall wellness
Potential Costs of Crohn’s Disease (CD)
If you are interested in learning more about our functional medicine approach to treating Crohn’s Disease (CD) or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners, please contact us today.
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