at what ages do you symptoms of Crohn's Disease appear

at what ages do you symptoms of Crohn's Disease appear


My girlfriends brother has been diagnosed with Crohn's but she had also been tested negative but that was when she was sixteen that was 3 years ago - now I am wondering if this disease could have been activated later in life, because she has some of the symptoms now (IE. abdominal pains and diarrhea over the last 2 months ) Can abuse of drugs activate latent tendencies as well?

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At What Ages do your Symptoms of Crohn's Disease Appear? NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello,

Thanks for your question. I hope by now that your girlfriend has managed to get a correct diagnosis and is on treatment. It's important to realise that this disease can affect anyone and at any age - it can start almost without warning but may have been grumbling away for a long time. There is no doubt that there is more chance of having Crohn's if there are others in the family who have the disease too. The risk increases depending whether one or both parents have the condition.

The condition is often undiagnosed for some time, there can be other conditions which can mirror Crohn's and therefore, until the disease really takes a grip, the sufferer can spend sometimes years being unsure as to what is really wrong.

Stress and anxieties of course can make it much worse but you also mention drugs and these can certainly have an adverse affect. Anything that irritates the gastrointestinal tract should be avoided at all costs. Drugs won't cause the disease in the same way that stress does not cause the disease but they can play a huge part in making the symptoms worse.

Those with Crohn's disease have to live a well-balanced lifestyle and to avoid doing anything that could affect the sensitive balance within. Crohn's disease can start at any age and it can seemingly enter a period of remission unexpectedly too. But it is important to take the right medicine and to keep watch over the disease in case it takes a turn for the worse. You can advise your girlfriend to keep any daily Journal of the food she eats etc as this can help to identify any triggers.

I hope this helps.

Annette






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by: Anonymous

Was your girlfriend ever tested for endometrosis, as these symptoms are also characteristic of endo...it might be worth looking into.

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by: Anonymous

Was your girlfriend ever tested for endometrosis, as these symptoms are also characteristic of endo...it might be worth looking into.

at what ages do you symptoms of Crohn's Disease appear NEW
by: Lydia D.

Crohn's can hit at anytime, any age, any genetically susceptible person. It is a genetic disease with over 71 susceptibility gene loci currently identified with an estimated 300 in total. Your girlfriend needs to get a referral to the gastroenterologist. She may well have the disease. The likelihood of her parents having passed the disease onto her is between 8 and 33%.

Street drugs may decrease the absorption of vitamins and other micro-nutrients especially when combined with alcohol (known to prevent adequate uptake of certain vitamins). They may also irritate the gastrointestinal tract. This also depends with what they are cut with and in what quantities they were taken. This may have caused her to flare up, if she is actually diagnosed with Crohn's. However, the disease was there all along - either quiescent or smouldering. The drugs didn't cause the disease but they triggered it and they may have triggered the disease to appear a lot earlier than she would otherwise have developed it. In the literature there is a report of a man that had his first Crohn's aged 92.

Either way I agree with the previous poster - recreational drugs are a big mistake.

Most recreational drugs bring about irreversible changes to the central nervous system when taken - naturally the danger varies from user to user.

Schizophrenia and depression are just two of the diseases that can be caused/triggered by street drugs. These may not manifest themselves until later on in life, years after the drug-taking phase.

Thrombosis (blood clotting) is also a real risk in Crohn's patients. This means that Crohn's patients are at high risk of ischaemic stroke, ischaemic heart disease, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, etc. Crohn's patients, in particular, must have a very clean and healthy lifestyle.

I suggest that you do some reading around the subject and make an informed choice before the pending brain damage prevents you from doing anything at all.

http://www.thesite.org/drinkanddrugs/drugsafety/drugsandyourbody/drugsandmentalhealth

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/drugs/Pages/Dodrugsdamagebrain.aspx

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/17/local/la-me-drugs-epidemic-20110918

http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/649766.html

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Alcohol_and_teenagers

http://elaine-moore.suite101.com/drug-abuse-and-ad-development-a6871

http://www.drugs.com

any age NEW
by: Anonymous

my brother got chrons disease at 19 and had a full time stoma. i later in life 25 got chrons disease but i also have another brother and he has 5 children all free from disease, so it can run in familys and can occur at any age, i find if i drink or take drugs it exacerbates mt syptoms, so dont do either now. all i can say is if you drink and take drugs recreationally and your not dependant if so seek help give it up, even if you dont have chrons disease

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honestly i dont know

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