CROHN’S disease can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, but here we look more closely at the symptoms, causes and management of the condition. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz/Published 5th December 2018 Crohn’s Disease and Colitis impact the lives of thousands of people across the country every day.This week, from December 1 to 7, is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week – a week which aims to increase understanding of the conditions.These “invisible illnesses” are mainly diseases of the gut – but can affect every part of the body.There is no known cure for the conditions, and the stigma and misunderstanding around them means thousands are suffering in silence.Here we look more closely at the symptoms, causes and management of the conditions. Crohn’s disease symptoms: What are the causes, symptoms and management? (Pic: GETTY) What is Crohn’s disease?Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic conditions, but the … [Read more...] about Crohn’s disease symptoms: What are the causes, symptoms and management?
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WHEN she was at school, Lauren Reed was plagued by sharp, stabbing pains in her tummy. At 14, she started to feel tired all the time before noticing splashes of bright red blood in the loo after doing a number two. Mum, Tracy, took her to their family doctor. Investigations were done, but at first, specialists couldn’t find anything wrong. But seven years later, the 21-year-old said she's been left with a "Barbie bumhole", after doctors were forced to remove her rectum to treat severe bowel disease. "They seemed to think I was attention-seeking, even asking me to take pictures of the toilet bowl, after using it, to prove I really was losing blood," Lauren told The Sun. "Over the next couple of years, my symptoms gradually worsened, until I needed to open my bowels up to 15 times daily. Worst of all, I got an awful feeling of urgency whenever I needed to go. "If I couldn’t get to the loo straight away, I couldn’t hold it and might have an accident." Increasingly … [Read more...] about Waitress, 21, left with ‘Barbie bumhole’ after rectum is REMOVED when tummy ache turns out to be Crohn’s disease
Dynamo was back performing card tricks at the weekend after admitting he was struggling to work because of Crohns disease. The illusionist was with Chris Eubank Jr backstage following the David Haye v Tony Bellew Fight at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday. Speaking back in March Dynamo said: “My toes, my knees, my neck, my ankles, my hands, which really sucked as a magician because I cant use my cards which had happened on the odd occasion. “But I’m working with doctors and physio and doing everything in my power to get to 100%. “I’m working on lots of new magic so hopefully you’ll get to see that again soon in the future.” MirrorOnline reported last month how the star looked bloated and tired - and said he feared that the devastating disease could spell an end to his magic career. The magician from Bradford told BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker and Louise Minchin that a bout of food poisoning which was made much worse by his Crohn's disease had … [Read more...] about Dynamo wows performing surprise card tricks after battling Crohn’s disease
"Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Birth Month And Disease Risk," the Huffington Post reports. Using data mining techniques on 1.7 million electronic medical records, US researchers found an association between birth month and certain chronic diseases, as well as less serious conditions such as insect bites.Fifty-five diseases were found to be associated with birth month – 19 were previously reported in the literature, 20 were for conditions with close relationships to those previously reported, and 16 were new associations. The newly found associations were a mixed bag, ranging from various cardiovascular diseases (such as high blood pressure and heart failure) and prostate cancer, to incidents such as bruising and insect bites.The researchers speculate, based on the findings of other studies, why seasonal factors may contribute to specific disease risk, suggesting it could be the result of exposure to antigens such as pollen, varying vitamin D levels, and possibly … [Read more...] about Does your birthday affect your disease risk?
Brave magic supremo Dynamo made the headlines this week after revealing his battle with Crohn's disease could spell an end to his career. As reported by the Mirror Online, the magician has described the "toll" his condition has taken on his body, including a two stone weight gain and changes to his appearance due to the medication. Dynamo revealed his illness in a short video, which he said came about after pictures were taken of him which he felt the need to explain. There are people across the Plymouth and wider region who in recent times have revealed their devastating battle with Crohn's disease and their inspiring tales of courage. Here we share their stories to highlight just how strong humans can be can be in the face of adversity. The Plympton mum who overcame Crohn's to create her own business Two extensive surgeries on Hannah Daragon's bowel couldn't keep high-flying Hannah Daragon away from her passion for teaching. But after giving birth to her son - a miracle she didn't … [Read more...] about Inspiring people who haven’t let Crohn’s disease defeat them