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What is Crohns Disease and Its Affect on the Body?

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Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation in your digestive tract, which in turn causes severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and sometimes malnutrition. Crohn’s disease is both painful and debilitating and can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications.

While there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, the team at The Gut Authority is here to help you identify the triggers that cause flare-ups and support your body’s natural healing . With the proper plan in place, we can support your efforts to get  your body feeling better the natural way. 

Symptoms Of Crohn’s

The signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease can range from mild to severe. They normally come on gradually but sometimes they can come on without warning. You may also have some downtime with symptoms in what we call the remission stage. 

When the disease is active is is common to have:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Cramping
  • Weight loss
  • Reduced Appetite

These are just the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease. If you are experiencing other symptoms please talk to our staff so we can better help you.

How Crohn’s Affects your body

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) represents a group of intestinal disorders that cause inflammation of the digestive tract. The most severe types are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease involves the entire digestive tract, from the mouth all the way to the anus. This leaves people with Crohn’s disease susceptible to more physical and emotional complications.

Common physical complications from Crohn’s include ulcers in the digestive tract, fistulas, and chronic diarrhea. This in turn can lead to poor absorption of nutrients and vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition. Crohn’s disease can also increase your risk of having kidney stones, gallstones, and liver disease.

The emotional complications from Crohn’s disease can be just as bad as the physical. The body and mind are inseparable and the emotional stress that comes with Crohn’s can be weighing on the mind. Flare-ups are common to have when you are in an emotionally challenging time in your life. Having to live with a chronic health condition is hard so it is important to monitor your stress and emotional levels.

How We Can Help

While there is no cure for Crohn’s disease,  there are lifestyle adjustments that can improve your quality of life and hopefully get you in the remission stage longer. This is what The Gut Authority is for. We have a license from the Professional Wellness Alliance so we can to educate you and help you make wise choices  on your diet, lifestyle, and supplementation to heal your body naturally.

We want to establish a relationship based on trust through holistic healing. We achieve this by having open communication and coaching and having action steps used by both the practitioners as well as the patient.

Our steps are easy:

  • First- Comprehensive review of health history and lifestyle
  • Second- Establish diet guidelines and a  personalized Designed Clinical Nutrition Program
  • Third- Provide our clients with the proper education and guidance

It is that simple. Our goal is for you to assume more personal responsibility for your healthcare and to make you less dependent on our clinic and other doctors to maintain your health.

Crohn’s Disease has no cure and no one can guarantee you results. Your improvements are based on several factors including the degree of damage already done, how long you have had this damage, and if you follow our recommendations.

The Gut Authority  wants to move you away from traditional drug-focused treatments and endless doctor visits. We want to open your eyes to health, recovery, and feeling better about yourself. Give us a call today. 


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