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Crohns Disease Emergency Guide

Crohns Disease Emergency Guide

Crohns Disease Emergency Guide, Anyone who has Crohn’s disease will know that a flare-up can often come out of the blue. It can occur anywhere along the GI tract from the mouth to the anus and causes additional symptoms like joint pain and chronic fatigue. Trying to limit the severity and length of a flare-up is imperative, as well as trying to find a way to prevent them from happening in the first place.

Causes of Flare-Ups
According to healthline.com, some of the causes of Crohn’s disease reactivation could be smoking, stress, other illnesses, nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs, changes in Crohn’s medication, and antibiotics. Some patients find that certain foods trigger their Crohn’s disease, particularly gluten and dairy.

 

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Thomas Exler

Thomas Exler Story

I was born with a rare birth defect called bladder exstrophy, meaning that my bladder was turned inside out. In 1969, just before my fourth birthday, I had urostomy surgery.

As a child with an ostomy, my life could easily have been one of isolation and shame. But my family was committed to treating me like any other child. This would prove to be the motivation for and the foundation of a life dedicated to helping others overcome their own challenges.

Shortly after my ostomy surgery, my mother and my surgeon founded the Children’s Tri-State Ostomy Association (Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia), the first organization in the world dedicated to helping parents of children with an ostomy. I was closely involved in this organization and grew up surrounded by other children facing serious health issues. This inspired me and taught me compassion. It also prevented me from asking, “Am I alone?” I knew there were many people just like me.

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Inflammatory Marker Genome

New Inflammatory Marker Genome

New links between the human genome and inflammation tracers have been found by researchers in Finland. In a study of over ten million DNA variations, new possibilities for treatment of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease were uncovered.

Researchers at the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland noticed that the medicine daclizumab, previously used for treating organ rejection reactions, could possibly also be used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.

In addition, an increase in the activity of MIP1b-cytokine could also serve as a method of treatment against celiac disease and Behcet’s disease. Further clinical studies are required to confirm the observations.

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