What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes swelling in the digestive tract which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. The condition can affect different areas of the digestive tract in different people, however the most common areas affected by Crohn’s disease are the last part of the small intestine and the colon.
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, but genetics, an overactive immune system, disrupted microbiome health, smoking, and an overgrowth of Candida in the gut may trigger gut inflammation.
What’s more, inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can spread into deep layers of affected bowel tissue, which means that those suffering from Crohn’s disease can not only experience painful and debilitating symptoms, but also life threatening complications, especially if the condition is mismanaged or left without treatment.
How is Crohn’s disease typically diagnosed?
Since it can, but not always, mimic other gut conditions, it is easy for doctors to misdiagnose Crohn’s disease as something else. As there is no one mainstream test to determine whether or not the condition is present, Crohn’s disease is sometimes mistaken for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, SIBO, or parasites.
At the Biologix Center, we will do more than provide you with temporary symptom relief. Using our drug-free, innovative, and exclusive technology, we will work to identify and address the underlying causes of your disorder so as to improve your entire body’s functions, restoring you to optimal health. Request your patient info packet now!
What are the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?
Patients suffering from Crohn’s disease may notice the following symptoms:
Many patients with Crohn’s disease notice loose, watery stools because increased inflammation causes the affected parts of the digestive system (likely the parts responsible for the digesting and moving stool) to become hyperactive and force food to move through the body too quickly.
Crohn’s patients may notice a temperature spike during a flare-up, which signals that the body’s immune system has been activated in response to the perceived threat—the inflammation tied to Crohn’s disease.
As their bodies fight off inflammation, manage pain, and struggle to absorb the nutrients in their food, it comes as no surprise that Crohn’s patients often describe themselves as feeling “wiped out.” It’s important that Crohn’s patients keep an eye out for issues like anemia and dehydration, which can also cause exhaustion.
Abdominal pain and cramping
Many patients struggling with Crohn’s disease notice abdominal cramping that is usually at or below the navel. This cramping tends to intensify after meals.
Seeing as Crohn’s disease can cause open sores and ulcers in the digestive tract, it is not uncommon for those with Crohn’s disease to notice blood in their bowel movements.
People don’t consider the mouth a part of the digestive system, but it does play a major role in getting nutrients into your body. It is not uncommon for Crohn’s patients to notice mouth ulcers that are related to systemic inflammation.
Reduced appetite and weight loss
Patients with Crohn’s disease not only digest food more rapidly due to a hyperactive digestive system, but also often fear eating as they feel it will only increase their pain. In addition, the condition makes it difficult to fully absorb nutrients into the body.
Fistulas are severe ulcers that create an abnormal opening between different body parts. In Crohn’s patients, these are most commonly found around the anus, but they can also develop between the intestines and the skin or the intestines and another organ.
Inflammation of the skin, eyes, and joints
Since Crohn’s disease in and of itself is an inflammatory condition, some patients notice the onset of additional inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, conjunctivitis, or inflammatory skin conditions, upon diagnosis.
Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts
This symptom often manifests itself in the form of itchiness on large areas of the skin, as the ducts that transport bile from the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine become obstructed by primary sclerosing cholangitis.
Anxiety and depression
Coping with persistent symptoms leaves many patients feeling hopeless, especially since the majority of medical doctors have yet to find long-lasting treatment methods. Reach out to a friend, family member, or counselor for extra support during your battle with Crohn’s disease.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms or any additional symptoms not listed here, please contact us. We can help return your body to its natural rhythms. Request your patient packet today!
How is Crohn’s Disease typically treated?
Once a person is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, medical doctors typically suggest OTC and prescription drugs, bowel rest, and surgery depending on their patient’s most noticeable symptoms and their severity. Though these measures may temporarily ease symptoms, they do not provide lasting relief and may actually be disruptive to other systems of the body.
How does The Biologix Center treat Crohn’s Disease?
While the prevailing medical thought is to first and foremost mask any symptoms by prescribing purple pills for stomach pain, sleep-aids for exhaustion, and antidepressants for anxiety, none of these drugs address the symptoms’ underlying causes. The Biologix Center uses precise, real-time testing and treatment methods to target the multiple structural and functional imbalances associated with every case of Crohn’s disease, enabling the body to naturally, and often rapidly, achieve lasting relief. Our goal is to promote the long-term restoration of health without encouraging a dependence upon medications.
Using tests such as Biospectroscopic Emission Sequence Testing (BEST), developed at the Biologix Center over 20 years ago by Dr. David A. Jernigan, D.C., we can eliminate much of the guesswork in doctoring. Unlike conventional blood tests that produce merely a snapshot of a patient’s blood on the day it was drawn, our constantly evolving technologies provide far more insight into the root causes of a patient’s symptoms as well as treatment options that are tested for compatibility and effectiveness for each patient’s unique body, before even beginning treatment.
Every system of the body is interconnected and interdependent, meaning that each system must be precisely addressed in order for the body to achieve optimal health. Health care delivery is often a minimalistic approach. It is far easier to prescribe a painkiller or antibiotic than to provide the maximum applied effort needed to truly restore the optimum form and function of the body. The Biologix Center’s approach is for those who truly desire to be well, not just feel well from drug-induced illusions of health. The best of every healing method and testing is brought to your unique case, in one-on-one, hour-long treatment sessions with the doctor treating you.
Once we have determined a compatible treatment method to rid your entire body of any toxins and harmful bacteria, we will use NeuroCardial Synchronization™, developed at the Biologix Center by Dr. David Jernigan, D.C., to synchronize your brain and heart waves in an effort to help your body to maintain the correct heart rate and blood pressure. We will also use Clear Mind Neurofeedback to enable the brain to correct its stuck brain waves. Doing so will restore the optimum functional and structural integrity of the body, and help you get your life back!
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“The ideal doctor is not a specialist in diseases, but one who understands disease, yet specializes in restoring what is most optimum. From there, the body can often heal itself.” – Dr. David Jernigan, D.C.