Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is from inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, usually found at the end of the small intestine. Although it’s an IBD, it can also affect your eyes, skin and even joints.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Crohn’s Disease is believed to be an overreaction of the immune system that affects 700,000 men and women in the U.S. It can occur anytime, but it most often starts between the ages of 15 and 35 years old, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. As a response to the immune system overreacting, the intestines become raw and inflamed (swollen) chronically. This ongoing inflammation leads to Crohn’s symptoms.
Crohn’s Disease is not contagious or caused by something you ate, but rather several outside factors. A Crohn’s flare-up occurs when the lining of your intestine swells and thickens, obstructing the normal flow of food through your digestive tract. There are several factors that could trigger an immune response, such as:
- The immune system
- Environmental factors
- Crohn’s Disease Symptoms
- People who have Crohn’s Disease report varying symptoms, depending where in the intestinal tract they are experiencing inflammation. Some common Crohn’s symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Frequent diarrhea
- Rectal bleeding
- Fatigue and feeling low energy (sometimes from Anemia)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Reduced appetite
The Treatment Of Crohn’s disease in NJ
Treatment for Crohn’s has two main goals: preventing flare-ups, and keeping them from recurring. What if you could actually heal the inflamed tissue through regenerative medicine? Currently, the most common treatment for Crohn’s Disease is anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, diet modifications and nutrition supplements and immune system drugs. However, regenerative medicine is an emerging field, and regenerative treatments using Exosomes have advantages to conventional therapy. Regenerative medicine uses the patient’s own stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to restore and begin to rebuild damaged, inflamed tissues.
At the Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we offer regenerative treatments for patients suffering with Crohn’s Disease and its life-disrupting symptoms. Contact us today for a personalized treatment plan.
At Regenerative Solutions of NJ, we offer treatment using exosomes, and other sources of growth factors to regenerate healthy tissue. Contact us today to schedule a one on one consultation, or to join us at one of our informative lectures to learn more about the potential of regenerative treatment.