WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, that causes inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract. It can impact any area of the digestive tract but most commonly affects the small intestine and colon.
The inflammation produced by Crohn's disease can lead to various symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. Complications, such as strictures, fistulas, and abscesses, can also occur.
Crohn's disease can be painful and debilitating and, depending on severity, may lead to life-threatening conditions.
What causes Crohn’s Disease?
The exact causes of Crohn's disease are unknown, but researchers believe the condition results from genetic, environmental, and immune system factors. Some known contributors include genetics, immune system dysfunction, environmental influences, and gut microbiome imbalance.
Those with a family history of Crohn's disease are more likely to develop the condition, indicating a genetic component. Researchers have identified several genes associated with the disorder. Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the digestive tract, leading to inflammation and damage.
Factors such as diet, smoking, and exposure to certain infections or bacteria can trigger or exacerbate Crohn's disease symptoms. An imbalance in the gut microbiome, which is the collection of microorganisms in the digestive tract, may also play a role in its development.
What are the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?
The symptoms of Crohn's disease can vary widely depending on the severity and location of inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Common symptoms include loss of appetite and weight, abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, mouth sores, and skin rash.
Other symptoms of Crohn's disease are joint pain and swelling, eye inflammation and irritation, and anal fissures or fistulas, which are abnormal connections between the intestine and other organs.
Those with Crohn's disease may not experience all of the symptoms associated with the condition, and some may have mild symptoms or periods of remission. Consulting a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is essential.
How is Crohn’s Disease treated?
Several treatment options are available to help manage Crohn's disease and improve quality of life. Treatments for the condition are medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery.
Those with Crohn's disease can treat symptoms with various medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, and anti-diarrheal medicines.
Lifestyle changes can also help manage the condition, such as eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, avoiding smoking, and stress management.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat Crohn's disease. Procedures may be needed to remove damaged or diseased parts of the intestine or to treat complications such as abscesses or fistulas.
How does Crohn’s Disease affect brain wellness?
Crohn's disease can impact the mental wellness of those living with the condition. Symptoms of the disorder can lead to psychological issues, side effects from medication, malnutrition, inflammation, and sleep disturbances.
Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that can have a significant psychological impact on those who have it. The stress and anxiety associated with the disease can affect brain wellness, leading to mood disorders such as depression.
Many medications used to treat Crohn's disease can have side effects that impact brain wellness. For example, corticosteroids, a commonly prescribed drug, can cause mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety.
Crohn's disease can also interfere with nutrient absorption, leading to malnutrition. A lack of proper nutrition can impact brain wellness by affecting cognitive function, memory, and mood.
Chronic inflammation commonly produced by the disorder can affect brain wellness. Inflammation is connected to various conditions, including depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment.
Many with Crohn's disease experience sleep disturbances, impacting brain wellness. Sleep is critical for cognitive function, memory, and mood regulation.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
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