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Crohn’s Disease Testing and Treatment Options

Northwest Gastroenterology Clinic providers treat patients with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

Causes of Crohn’s Disease

The causes of Crohn’s disease are still relatively unknown. Most recent researchers believe hereditary, genetic, or environmental factors could be at play. These factors contribute to the development of the condition.

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease Include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Night sweats
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Joint pain

Treatment Options and Medication

Crohn’s disease treatment usually involves anti-inflammatory drugs. However, if the medications can no longer help your issues, surgery may be necessary. Surgery is reserved for advanced and severe complications. Unfortunately, surgery is not a cure and long term management is necessary. However, it can provide a normal and healthy life.

If you have any questions or concerns or believe that you are suffering from persistent symptoms of Crohn’s disease, call us today to make an appointment.