Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the digestive tract lining starting from mouth to anus but the lower portion of bowel is most commonly affected. It mainly occurs in the age group of 15-40, although it can start at any age.
The symptoms can be mild to severe. At times there may be no symptoms. The patient is presented with following symptoms:
Loss of appetite
The exact cause of Crohn’s Disease is not known well. Some of the factors that are likely to contribute are listed below:
Weak immune system
Family history of Crohn’s Diseases
Age :15-40 years
Ethnicity: European, Jewish, Blacks are more prone to Crohn’s Disease
Chronic use of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
Balanced diet and lifestyle
According to Ayurveda crohn’s disease can be compared to “grahani”. As per Ayurveda, primary causes of Grahani disease are Mandagini, irregular, improper, irrelevant or incompatible diet habits and junk food. Non-following of the healthy diet habits in certain digestive disorders, especially the conditions of post diarrhea and irritable bowels, are also one of the important causes of this disease this lead to weakened and imbalanced digestive system.
Our physicians prescribe Panchakarma therapies which eliminates ama and regulates the bowel habits, strengthen digestive system and bowel and also strengthens the body’s ability to heal. Apart from this also reduces stress and support the nervous system.
Also oral medicines are prescribed which are having properties of vata shmana, vrana shodan i.e. wound healing bowel habits, rakta sthambhak properties control the bleeding if bleeding is presents. Most importantly adviced medicines are which increases absorption of food and reduces the production of ama .
Here diet also plays important role. So, dieticians provide proper guidance regarding food habits and food that is to be taken.
Apart from this Irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, GERD and other stomach related issues are also treated.