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Crohns disease movie


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this is about Crohn's Disease.

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Crohns disease movie

  1. 1. Ashley Walker Biology 2401 1
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  3. 3. WHAT IS CROHN’S DISEASE ?  A chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. It primary causes ulceration in the large and small intestines.  It usually affects the large and small intestines but can occur anywhere in the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. 3
  4. 4. NORMAL DIGESTIVE TRACT  Organs of the digestive tract -Mouth -Esophagus -Stomach -Small intestine -Large intestine -Rectum -Anus 4
  5. 5. Normal Crohn’s Colon Colon 5
  6. 6. WHAT CAUSES CROHN’S DISEASE ? The cause of Crohn’s Disease is unknown  Current Theories -Immune system acting on its self -Something in the environment -Genes 6
  7. 7. WHO GET’S CROHN’S DISEASE?  500 thousand Americans have Crohn’s  20 to 25% have a blood relative with Crohn’s  Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35, but can occur at any age  Affects males and females equally  Occurs in Caucasians more often than any other racial group.  Found mainly in developed countries  Smoking also increases risk 7
  8. 8. Symptoms  Abdominal pain and cramping  Diarrhea  Fever  Weight Loss  Bloating  Anal pain or drainage  Rectal abscess  Fissure 8
  9. 9. OTHER SYMPTOMS Symptoms outside the intestines  Eyes (redness and itching)  Mouth (sores)  Joints ( swelling and pain)  Skin ( bumps and other lesions)  Bones (osteoporosis)  Kidney (stones)  Liver (hepatitis and cirrhosis) rare 9
  10. 10. DIAGNOSIS  Family and personal history  Stool test  Blood test  Colonoscopy  CAT Scans  Barium X-rays 10
  11. 11. TREATMENT Medications  Anti-Inflammatory drugs  Anti-diarrheal  Immune suppressors  Remicade  Antibiotics 11
  12. 12. OTHER TREATMENTS  Diet and Nutrition -Decrease in appetite -Poor absorption of nutrients  Surgery -Two-thirds of patients will require surgery 12
  13. 13. QUESTIONS  Can stress make Crohn’s Disease worse?  Is pregnancy safe for women with Crohn’s Disease?  Can Crohn’s cause cancer? 13
  14. 14. LIVING WITH CROHN’S  Crohn’s Disease is not curable but it is treatable.  Most people will have periods of remission  It’s import to follow you doctors advice  14
  15. 15. FINDING A CURE  Research  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America 15
  16. 16. References Cited About Crohn’s Disease, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. 2 April 2010. Cocker, Joe. “You Can Leave Your Hat On,” Super Hits, SONEY&BMG Crohn’s Disease, 2 April 2010 http: Crohn’s Disease, National Institute of Heath, National Digestive Disease Information Clearing House: 2 April 2010 http://digestive.niddk, Crohn’s Info, Crohn’s Disease Info Center. Shafran Gastroenterology Center. 2 April 2010 Living with Crohn’s, N.p. :Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, March 2007 Normal and Diseased Colons, Online Image, 2 April 2010 16