Alternative Medication for Crohn's Disease

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Alternative Medication In order to properly learn methods that may be effective in the treatment of Chron's disease, it is first important to outline just what exactly this condition is and how it aeffects the human body. Essentially, Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder or disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases are "a group of disorders in which the intestines become inflamed (red and swollen), probably as a result of an immune reaction of the body against its own intestinal tissue" (Rowe, Shaikh 2012). As this definition largely implies, the exact cause of Crohn's disease is not precisely known. Furthermore, this term has become fairly synonymous with ulcerative colitis, although in most instances ulcerative colitis is used when the inflammation that may result in either diarrhea or constipation occurs in the large intestine. Crohn's disease can cause inflammation and discomfort in a variety of locations involving the digestive tract, beginning with the mouth all the way through the food's process of being eliminated as waste. There is a fair amount of information that exists which suggests that Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disorder, which is the term for when "when your body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue" (Zieve 2011). Oftentimes, conventional medication for inflammatory bowel disorders (such as Crohn's disease) can involve varying forms of prescribed medication and/or corrective surgery. However, a fair
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