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Crohn’s Disease Help in Dallas

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that covers a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation in the intestines. One of the conditions under the umbrella of IBD is Crohn’s disease. IBD is different from IBS in that it is characterized as an autoimmune disease, meaning the underlying cause of Crohn’s is an immune system malfunction that causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues. In the case of Crohn’s, the body attacks the intestinal lining, leading to localized inflammation.

Inflammation and the related damage from Crohn’s can be found anywhere in the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but there are several methods you can use to help alleviate the symptoms you may be feeling.

Finding Hope Through Improved Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes

gut health drawing overlayFollowing a stool test, I can learn several things from the results. We’ll determine if you have enough digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid to break down your food, intestinal permeability, if you have bacterial imbalances or overgrowth, your level of short chain fatty acids and I’ll even see if you have gut pathogens present.

I will be your trusted partner in addressing these issues and as you take your next steps forward. We can look at elimination diets to get to the core of what is ailing you, and address any food sensitivities or allergies you might have. High-quality supplementation can be incredibly helpful, and I will guide you through that.

We will also work on possible lifestyle changes, from your meals and the way you eat them, to the medications, food and beverages you’re consuming, to your stress levels. Stressors can damage the lining in your gut, prevent your body from producing stomach acid and enzymes needed for digestion, and wreak havoc on your digestive organs.

Symptoms of Crohn’s

Symptoms from Crohn’s appear to be due to an immune system response that has escalated, because so much of our immune system is centered in our gut. Each person is different in how they present with symptoms of Crohn’s, but common signs include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood or mucus in the stool
  • Lack of appetite
  • Mouth sores
  • Weight loss and fatigue
  • Rectal bleeding and pain
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Low mood or depression
  • Brittle nails
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea and vomiting

Crohn’s can also cause symptoms throughout the body, including inflammation, swelling of the eyes, skin rashes, joint pain, and kidney stones. Left untreated, it can lead to severe health complications like blood clots, anal fissures, colon cancer, liver and gallbladder disease, and malnutrition.

Be Proactive About Your Health

Functional nutrition, health coaching, and natural supplements can help restore your gut health. While the rest of the world, including conventional medicine, is reactive to the many external forces that can affect our gut health, I will be your trusted advocate for being proactive. I’ll be right by your side, helping you find the answers you deserve.

Contact my office today to get started!


Crohn’s Disease Help Dallas TX | (817) 715-0512