Crohn’s disease is a chronic bowel disease, which is also known as an auto-immune disease. The disease is characterized by a chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. The inflammation can occur in the mucous membranes anywhere from your mouth up to your anus. The complaints and or symptoms which are experienced depend on the severity of the inflammations. Most people who develop Crohn’s disease are diagnosed between the age of 15 and 30, and women are more likely to develop the disease.
What are the symptoms of Crohn’s disease:
– Diarrhea (often in combination with blood and/or mucus)
– Abdominal pain and cramping
– A swollen stomach
– Weight loss
– Urgency to defecate
– Mouth sores
Other signs and symptoms:
– Inflammation of your skin and/or eyes
– inflammation of and/or painful joints (Arthrosis)
Causes of Crohn’s disease::
Crohn’s disease develops because of a combination of our Western nutritional pattern, the consequences of the industrialization of our nutrition, emotional and/or physical stress and several other symptoms.
The conventional approach:
It is often decided to use immune-suppressing medication because it is thought that the immune system is involved in the development of chronic inflammations. Unfortunately, this does not offer a proper solution, because the suppressing of the immune system is just a way to fight the symptoms. The source of the problem is not being fought at all, which results in the symptoms coming back once you decide to stop using the medication.
The Crohnproof approach:
At Crohnproof, we don’t just fight the symptoms. With us, you will learn about the effect of nutrition on your body. You will learn about the causes of the chronic disease in your intestines. You will also learn about which type of nutrition is a burden for your body and will keep the inflammation active. And you will learn how to calm down the reaction of your immune system, and thus soothe the inflammations in your body.
Working on it together:
You can participate in consultations via an online video connection, while at home, in your car or in the office. Our consultations are available all over the world. You are also invited to come to Heerenveen to talk about this in person. Are you curious about what we can mean to you?