Crohn's Disease Treatment Center
in Chicago, IL
3 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease. IBD results in inflammation of the digestive tract and will result in different symptoms based on where exactly the inflammation occurs.
Since Crohn’s disease has no known cure to date, your doctor may have you trying various medications and surgeries that are not very effective and not giving you the results that you desire. Regenerative therapy may be the solution you’ve been looking for. At GIOSTAR, we offer stem cell therapy and other regenerative techniques that can help your body recover with minimal intervention.
What are Common Crohn’s Disease Symptoms?
Your symptoms will vary based on the severity and nature of the inflammation. Sometimes the inflammation is continuous and confined to one area, and other times it is in segments and scattered around your digestive tract.
Your symptoms will likely include:
When you have Crohn’s disease, certain foods can trigger you and result in an IBD flare which can be very painful. Your doctors will likely put you on an elimination diet to determine which foods are causing your inflammation so you can avoid them later on. Foods that you may find difficult to consume include insoluble fiber foods such as raw green vegetables and refined grains and non absorbable sugars.
Your stomach will probably work best with foods high in protein such as eggs, nuts, and lean meats as well as fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, nuts, and barley. Foods that are rich in calcium and probiotics are also highly recommended for most Crohn’s patients.
Is Crohn’s Disease Fatal?Crohn’s disease is usually not life-threatening. While there’s a chance of mortality due to this condition, patients who seek treatment on time have favorable outcomes.
What is the Crohn’s Disease Life Expectancy?According to the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation, Crohn’s disease alone usually does not have an impact on your life expectancy. This means that if you have Crohn’s disease, you usually have the same life expectancy as people without the condition.
What is the Best Crohn’s Disease Treatment?
Your doctor will diagnose Crohn’s disease by conducting various tests and ruling out any other possibilities that may be causing your signs and symptoms. The diagnosis process will usually involve blood tests, stool studies, colonoscopies, and CT scans so your doctor can better understand the state of your health and make a diagnosis accordingly.
Since there is no known cure for the disease, your doctor may recommend you take anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics to help manage your symptoms. However, one of the best ways to start treating the disease is through nutrition therapy and regenerative techniques that focus on making your body strong enough to heal itself.
Recent research shows that stem cell therapy has shown promising results for patients with IBD and can be a viable therapy to help you start recovering from Crohn’s disease.
Visit Our Crohn’s Disease Treatment Center Today
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, you should visit GIOSTAR today to receive a thorough checkup. We conduct comprehensive lab testing to check if you are deficient in critical nutrients that might be aggravating your symptoms.
Our medical staff will give you the relevant testing to also rule out other simultaneous conditions that might have similar symptoms to Crohn’s but are really something else that needs to be treated differently.
Book an appointment with us today to learn more about your symptoms and the regenerative therapies we offer that may help you start recovering.