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Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of gastrointestinal tract that can cause serious health problems as well as make a significant negative impact on a person's overall quality of life. Though Crohn's disease usually affects the small intestine, it can also manifest in the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
Crohn's disease symptoms vary, and can include anorexia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, flatulence, and/or unhealthy weight loss. In some case, intestinal bleeding can also occur due to ulceration of the intestinal lining, and can result in bloody diarrhea. Crohn's disease is compounded by the fact that it can often result in poor absorption of nutrients, leading to nutritional deficiencies that can further exacerbate symptoms. Health sapping autoimmune responses can occur as a result of Crohn's disease, due to immune cells reacting to cells breaking off from the intestinal walls and/or undigested food particles as if they were invading microorganisms. Such autoimmune responses can further debilitate people suffering from Crohn's disease, leaving them weak, and susceptible to anxiety and depression.
Crohn's disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor diet and nutrition, food allergies, imbalanced levels of hydrochloric acid, impaired immunity, infections, lack of exercise, "leaky gut" syndrome, pharmaceutical drugs, and stress.
Diet and Nutrition: One of the primary causes of Crohn's disease, as well as other gastrointestinal disorders, is a diet high in commercially processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats, and which contains an abundance of chemical additives and preservatives while lacking adequate amounts of fiber. Such a diet, which is sadly all too typical of the way many people eat in the United States and other industrialized countries, not only places a great burden on the gastrointestinal tract, it can also result in serious nutritional deficiencies. All of these factors combined can lead to excess acidity in the GI tract, indigestion, poor absorption of food nutrients, "leaky gut" syndrome, a buildup of toxins, and autoimmune reactions, all of which can cause the gastrointestinal tract to become inflamed and ulcerated.
Food Allergies: Food allergies, while often overlooked or misdiagnosed by conventional physicians, are another common cause of Crohn's disease, as well as many other disease conditions. If you suffer from Crohn's disease, or any other gastrointestinal disorder, it is very important that you be tested for food allergies and sensitivities. Common allergy-causing foods include milk and dairy products, wheat, gluten (a component of wheat products), corn, and chocolate, but any food has the potential to cause food allergies.
There are natural cures for Crohn's Disease that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Instead, these natural remedies focus on restoring the biochemical balance of the body, and making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to improve one's general health.