Crohn’s disease is a group of disorders termed as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The other disease included in this group is Ulcerative Colitis. IBD occurs when the immune system contributes to damage of the gastrointestinal tract by causing inflammation. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation, deep ulcers and scarring in any portion of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. It is most commonly seen in the last part of the small intestine called the terminal ileum and the caecum.
Causative factors for Crohn’s disease:
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease remains unknown. Diet and stress factors may aggravate the symptoms, but don’t cause Crohn’s disease. A number of factors, such as heredity and a malfunctioning immune system, likely play a role in its development.
Immune system:It’s possible that a virus or bacterium may trigger Crohn’s disease. When the immune system tries to fight off the invading microorganism, an abnormal immune response causes the immune system to attack the cells in the digestive tract.
Heredity:Crohn’s disease is more common in people who have family members with the disease, so genes may play a role in making people more susceptible. However, most people with Crohn’s disease don’t have a family history of the disease.
- Persistent Diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding
- Urgent need to move bowels
- Abdominal cramps and pain
- Sensation of incomplete evacuation
- Chronic constipation can lead to bowel obstruction
- Loss of appetite
- Weight Loss
- Night sweats
How to diagnose Crohn’s disease?
Combination of endoscopy with biopsies and radiological testing to help confirm a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. These following tests also help to diagnose:
Tests for anemia or infection: to check for anaemia in which there are not enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to tissues
Fecal occult blood test: To test for hidden blood in stools.
Colonoscopy: Help to check the inflammatory cells called granulomas in the colon.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Help to examine the sigmoid colon.
Computerized tomography (CT scan): This test looks at the entire bowel as well as at tissues outside the bowel. CT scan provides better images of the small bowel.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): MRI is particularly useful for evaluating a fistula around the anal area or the small intestine.
How Homoeopathy helps to cure Crohn’s disease?
The Homeopathic treatment for Crohn’s disease is very beneficial and completely safe as it is made of natural substances and has no side effects.Homeopathic Remedies for Crohn’s disease can bring relief to the patient and also work to root out the causative factor leading to Crohn’s disease.
Commonly indicated Homeopathic remedies:
Mercurius Corrosivus:It is the top natural Homeopathic medicine to treat patients suffering from Crohn’s disease. This is the best remedy for patients in whom blood and shreds of mucus membranes are passed along with the stool. Constant urge to pass stool but only scanty, hard stool of offensive odour is passed. After passing the stool, the urge reappears and the patient gets no satisfaction.
Colchicum Autumnale: Patient complains of excessive jelly-like mucus in stool. The patients experience nausea of the extreme degree and even faint from the odour of cooking food, mainly eggs and meat.
Arsenicum Album: It is a natural Homeopathic medicine of great help for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. The main symptom guiding its use is stool with an offensive odour and dark-coloured blood in it. The complaints get worse at night and the patient feelsa lot of weakness.
Podophyllum: This is very beneficial remedy for Crohn’s Disease with diarrhoea and when the stool is watery, greenish and very offensive. The diarrhoea mainly gets worse in the morning but in the evening, the stool is normal. The patient can also complain of prolapse of rectum before or during stool.