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Identifying Crohn’s Disease Early

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Identifying Crohn’s Disease Early

Many people are unaware of the dangers of Crohn's disease, in which an individual suffers from digestive tract infection. This disease, if, unnoticed may result in serious consequences like bowel cancer and damage other to organs that assist in gastrointestinal processes.


There is still no definite cure for it, but you can take medications which will give you temporary relief. If you are experiencing any of the problems mentioned below, you should visit a physician immediately.


Stone formation:


Crohn's disease reduces the absorption of salts and minerals in the small intestine and may result in the formation of gall bladder stones. 


Extreme weight loss:


One major sign of Crohn's disease is extreme weight loss over a span of few days. This occurs when your body’s nutritional need is not being met and whatever you take in goes out due through diarrhea.


Eye pain:


The most commonly reported symptom for this includes eye pain. It affects your eye in such a way that you have trouble concentrating and focusing. If this may be the case, don’t mistake it for usual eye pain.


Diarrhea:


People suffering from Crohn’s diseases typically have a severe case of diarrhea in which the individual feels the need to visit the washroom frequently. If your frequency to visit the washroom is between 10 to 20 times a day, that’s a warning sign.


Stomach aches: 


If there is discomfort in the abdominal area, don’t take it lightly as this can be caused by damaged intestines, colon, or stomach. If you are experiencing stomach pain or cramps for more than a day, it’s a sign of Crohn's disease.


Odd discomfort: 


The symptoms which lead people to the hospital the most is when they have itching or irritating sensation around the area of excretion. This may include the formation of rash and pus around the anus and can cause an uncontrollable bowel movement.


Tired and lazy: 


Another factor which people tend to overlook when suffering from this condition is that they always feel tired and lazy more than the usual and have trouble performing day to day tasks.


Additional symptoms: 


Other problems which may be experienced due to this disease include psychological and neurological damage in some cases. In most cases, it causes a sudden offset of osteoporosis or arthritis.

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