Crohns Disease treatment is a life-long commitment, as this chronic condition is marked by flare-ups and remission periods that sufferers will unfortunately be forced to deal with until the day a cure is finally found.
Seemingly out of nowhere you have to start considering medications, dietary changes, dealing with Crohns symptoms, and possibly one or more stays in a hospital. All of that works together with the general stress of life to affect the course of your disease.
When it all combines together -- you get fatigue. You feel tired, listless. I know. I've been there. Proper treatment is crucial, and it is important to learn everything you can about this debilitating condition.
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Want to know the very latest Crohns Disease research? Take a look at recent studies on vitamin D, herbs vs anti-inflammatories and gluten elimination.
Here's an important question:
Do you know all of your options when it comes to dealing with the Crohns Disease symptoms you're experiencing? And just as important, are they working?
This website is designed to give you the information I've accumulated over many years with the hope that you become much more proactive, and much more effective in dealing with the stress, fatigue and pain that comes from having Crohn's Disease.
If you've been wondering what you can do to deal with symptoms, you've come to the right place. You can even sign up for our free newsletter (click here).
There's so much good Crohns Disease information on this site we received the Editor's Choice Award from HealingWell.com, one of the largest health-related websites on the Internet. This special award is reserved for select health web sites that exhibit:
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** SITE UPDATE**
There has been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of fish oil for Crohns Disease as it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. We have received a number of emails from Crohn's sufferers saying that this natural supplement has helped reduce flare-ups...sounds interesting...so we did a little research to find out more about it. click here to learn about how fish oil can help.
I was first diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 20 years ago. I believe I had suffered from it for many years before it was diagnosed. Until that moment, when a radiologist looking at x-rays told me to “have a seat, we need to call your doctor,” I had been told I had a nervous stomach. When you are told to have a seat so we can call your doctor, you know it's much more than a nervous stomach.
I’ve been where you are and still take medication to keep my disease under control. But I’ve been lucky. The only food or drink that causes me pain is alchohol. I was never a big drinker, but I do miss it some.
I haven’t had the pain that many have to deal with. I really believe a part of my success can be attributed to how hard I've worked to control my Crohns Disease symptoms and improve my general sense of wellbeing.
From this website, you will learn what Crohns is, what drugs are used for Crohn's Disease treatment, nutritional supplements that may help, how to determine what your particular stressors are, what to do about your symptoms, how to relax better, where to get support, a IBD diet, the role of humor in your life and the importance it plays. You can also read the stories of other people with symptoms and much more.
(New: You can now download a FREE journal to help you cope with the disease. Just click here.)
(Also New: We've also added a book section to make it easy for you to get more information on Crohns Disease and stress. Just click here.)
What are the signs of Crohn's? Find out how it may affect the whole body as well as specific parts like the colon, small intestine, mouth and stomach.
Crohns Disease test - is there a way to know for sure?
How Crohn's manifests itself in children.
What about surgery for Crohns? When is it necessary and what does it entail?
Take a look at these five unique treatment options to keep Crohn's symptoms in check.
A deeper look into all of the drugs for Crohns disease from anti-inflammatories to immune suppressors and other medications that can help.
Summing up: There’s a lot of information on this site and I hope you find it beneficial.
Health Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided for information only and supplied “as is.” It is NOT intended to substitute for the services of a licensed health care provider in the diagnosis or treatment of Crohn’s or any other disease, condition, or injury.