If you have Crohn’s disease, you will know just how terrifying a diagnosis it is. Crohn’s disease is incurable and so, understandably, life may seem bleak. Stress and anxiety exacerbate the symptoms so, it’s important to manage the pressures of life. Fortunately, there’s a way to reduce the negative implications of this disease.
Crohn’s disease – the reality
If you are still reeling from the shock of the diagnosis and have suddenly realized that you absorbed little information about the condition and how it might affect you at all, consider this. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and as a result, you probably experience abdominal pain, fatigue and bouts of diarrhea? This is caused through inflammation of the digestive tract. This inflammation may spread into layers of bowel tissue and when a flare-up occurs, it can stop life in its tracks and you must rest. Some people find they experience malnutrition as a result because it is not possible to absorb the right amount of nutrients. While diet plays a key role, stress management is vital.