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    Who is affected? “Crohn’s Disease can affect as many as 780,000 Americans, and is most likely to affect both men and women. While Crohn’s Disease can happen at any age, the disease is more common with adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35” (Crohn’s & Colitis, n.d.). Although it can affect anyone, Crohn’s tends to affect people of different ethnic groups such as “African-Americans, Caucasians, and Jewish people of European descent than Asians and Latinos” (Crohn’s & Colitis, n.d.). “People with Crohn’s Disease have an increased percentage of mortality rate than the general population. This is because it is mainly caused by conditions such as cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal diseases, and diseases…

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    Causes Of Crohn's Disease

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    Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Inflammatory bowel disease is “any intestinal inflammatory disease, especially Crohn 's disease and ulcerative colitis, of unknown cause” (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, n.d.). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is broken down into two types Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis are not the same thing. Dr. Burrill B. Crohn’s first described Crohn’s disease in 1932, with his…

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    Living With Crohn’s Disease Many people every year are diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. According to Crohn’s and Colitis foundation, about 70,000 people are diagnosed each year. My mom was one of those unlucky people. About 20 years ago, my mom got diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She is in pain most days but gets through it with a positive attitude. There’s good days and bad days. There are many reasons why you get Crohn’s disease, and many medicines that can help ease the pain, but yet no…

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    Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus, but is more commonly found at the end of the small intestine where it joins the beginning of the large intestine (or colon). It can also affect an individual’s eyes, skin, and joints. Interestingly, the incidence and prevalence of Crohn’s disease is high in industrialized…

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    Crohn’s disease is defined as a “transmural inflammatory process.”1 Crohn’s disease is one of the two forms of inflammatory bowel disease.2 Crohn’s disease most commonly affects the end of the ileum, which is the last part of the small intestine. Although, it can occur anywhere throughout the entirety of the gastrointestinal tract.1 Typically, there are areas of the gastrointestinal tract that are normal, but these segments are separated by areas of the gastrointestinal tract that have damage.…

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    Overview of Case Study This is a case study involving a young man 19 years of age who has had Crohn’s disease (CD). The disease is affecting the ileum and part of the jejunum. He has been going through this disease process for the past 5 years and has had numerous exacerbations. Because of his disease he has had delayed growth. Adding to this young man’s health issues, he has developed a fistula between the ileum and the bladder. Several members of his extended family have a history of…

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    There are two forms of inflammatory bowel disease. One is called Crohn’s Disease and the other is called Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn’s can occur in any region of the gastrointestinal track which includes ulceration, fissures and fistulas. Some of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease are diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, abdominal pain, fatigue, reduced appetite and weight loss. Some of the complications of Crohn’s disease are that overtime it forms scar tissues inside the gastrointestinal track which…

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    Crohn's Disease

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    Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that typically affects the distal ileum and colon but can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. This disease causes inflammation to the lining of the digestive tract which can be both painful as well as debilitating for the sufferer and, unfortunately, in severe cases this may lead to life threatening conditions. The exact etiology of Crohn’s remains uncertain but studies have indicated that the disease is…

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    Crohn's Disease (IBD)

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    Crohn’s Disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease that is chronic, relapsing, transmural inflammation of uncertain etiology that can affect any portion of the digestive tract from mouth to anus, but is predominantly seen in the terminal ileum and/or colon (Inflammatory Bowel Disease article). The name of the disease came from Dr. Burill Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932. Crohn’s Disease is part of a group called Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). CD differs from other IBD’s in…

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    Centura College LPN Program Student Ms. Martin, BSN Nutrition-Crohn’s Disease April 2017 What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease and is also known as Crohn Syndrome and Regional enteritis. It can affect every part of the intestinal tract from mouth to anus. Usually Crohn’s Disease effects the end of the small intestine. Twenty percent of people with Crohn’s Disease has a blood family member who suffers from some type of inflammatory bowel disease.…

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