crohn's and flu

by janet
(shropshire uk)

my daughter has crohn's ofg and now seems to have the flu, should i contact the doctor or treat her as i would if she did'nt have crohn's ??

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Crohn's and flu NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thanks for your post.

Crohn's is such a nasty and aggressive condition and unfortunately those who have the condition, also suffer with a low immune system which can mean that your daughter will pick up any passing bug and can be quite poorly.

Researchers have found that if the immune system can be boosted, other symptoms of Crohn's disease seems to improve in approximately 80% of sufferers. Previously people have tried to suppress the immune system considering that is overactive and therefore turns in on on itself, current research looks at boosting the immune system but this will not necessarily work for everyone.

Approximately one person in 1000 will have the condition in the UK and typically it begins between the ages of 20 and 30. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, some infections and of course, diarrhea. Children can and do get Crohn's disease too and very young children are being diagnosed with it which may reveal the connection between genes and Crohn's.

There is some thought that indicates that the immune system becomes confused and therefore attacks the friendly bacteria or food, seeing it as invading and not nurturing. This means that the immune system works overtime creating an excess of white blood cells within the intestinal walls and these then cause inflammation and eventually ulcerations. This is extremely painful.

When you combat pain for long periods of time, this can also lower any sense of resilience. Depression can quickly set in. In turn, depression and feeling low, can lead to other virus's and bugs taking a hold.

If the immune system is turning in on itself, it makes sense that any sufferer will not be able to fight off any invasion of germs.

It's important that a well-balanced diet is consumed, avoiding dairy products, spicy foods, alcohol and smoking to name just a few. Stress too can impact a flagging immune system and affect crohn's so your daughter ideally needs to stay as stress-free as possible.

I hope this helps.

Annette

Flu and Crohn's
by: Maranda

With Crohn's your immune system is SHOT and i just got a chest cold that took me 2 weeks to fight off then turned into Bronchitis so i would definitely get her to the Dr. and make sure she is taking plenty of vitamin C although that depends on whether or not her intestines can absorb the nutrients.

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