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Crohn's Disease And Colitis Specialist

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Gastro Center of Maryland

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases treated by board-certified gastroenterologists at the Gastro Center of Maryland. Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today! 

 

 

Crohn's Disease and Colitis Q & A

What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is an immune-mediated disease that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and can involve any segment, mouth to anus. The small intestine is most commonly inflamed. People with Crohn’s disease can exhibit many different symptoms. Common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or changes in stool
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Small rips or tears near the anus
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue

Crohn's disease can also affect areas outside of the digestive tract including the joints, eyes, and skin. When diagnosing Crohn's disease, the doctor will look at all of these factors before determining what course to take.

What is colitis?

Colitis is inflammation and swelling of the lining of the colon. There are many possible causes of colitis. The most common causes include:

  • Infection
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ischemic colitis

Symptoms of colitis and severity may vary. These symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in the stool
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chills
  • Dehydration

Similar to Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis can involve areas outside the digestive tract and lead to fatigue along with inflammation of the joints, eyes or skin.

How are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis treated?

Because Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis involve the immune system, the medications used inhibit the body's ability to produce inflammation which is usually our natural healing response. These medications reduce the inflammation in the intestines. The goal is to create a state of remission where the inflammation is controlled and the tissues within the bowel are able to heal.  In addition to medications, maintaining a healthy diet can help improve the symptoms seen in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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