Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that affects the digestive system and is caused by genetic or environmental factors or problems with the immune system.
Some tests such as urine and stool analysis, CT scan, endoscopy, and colonoscopy help detect Crohn’s disease, in addition to the appearance of many symptoms in general and signs in women in particular, which was published by “Medical News Today”.
Crohn’s disease symptoms
There are several common symptoms of Crohn’s disease, including:
1- Severe pain that varies from person to person, depends on its location in the intestine and is often localized in the lower right side of the abdomen.
2- Mouth ulcers.
3- Ulcers in the stomach that can cause bleeding, then the patient notices the presence of blood in the stool.
4- Diarrhea varies in severity and may be accompanied by mucus or blood with an increase in bowel movement.
5- Feeling tired and may be accompanied by a high temperature.
6- Weight loss after loss of appetite.
7- Anemia as a result of excessive blood loss from the body.
8- Rectal bleeding.
Sometimes the patient has inflammation in the joints, liver or skin rash.
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Symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women
Half of the women with Crohn’s disease develop symptoms before the age of 35, and the above symptoms include:
Irregular menstruation is a result of the disease’s effect on hormones in the body.
Iron deficiency, like Crohn’s disease, affects the absorption of nutrients in the body and causes internal bleeding.
Feeling of pain and discomfort during intercourse.
If a pregnant woman has Crohn’s disease, she is likely to:
- Cesarean delivery.
The birth of a baby with low birth weight.
Crohn’s disease treatment
There are many treatment options for Crohn’s disease, such as medications, surgery, and nutritional supplements to control inflammation, eliminate deficiencies in important nutrients, and relieve bothersome symptoms.
Treatment depends on where the pain occurs, the severity of the condition, any health complications that may result, and the treatments the person has already responded to.
The patient must change his lifestyle, including following a healthy diet, quitting smoking, practicing meditation and relaxation exercises, and taking important nutritional supplements, with the need for continuous follow-up with the specialist doctor.