Dr. Andrew Kong & Associates
Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract. This can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. Crohn’s disease can be painful and debilitating.Crohn’s Disease most commonly affects the last section of the small intestines and the colon, but may only affect one of these sections. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may come and go. When Crohn’s Disease is active you may experience: Diarrhea Blood In Stool Fever Mouth Sores Fatigue Reduced Appetite/Weight Loss Abdominal Cramping Perianal Disease Severe Crohn’s Disease may lead to: Inflammation of the skin, eyes and joints. Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts. Delayed growth or sexual development (in children). The cause of Crohn’s remains unknown, but some factors can cause flare ups. Diet, stress, and/or a weakened immune system can often cause a flare up. Heredity also seems to be a factor in having Crohn’s Disease, but does not have to be present in your family history. Complications cause by Crohn’s Disease can include: Bowel Obstructions Fistulas Ulcers Inflammation Anal fissures Malnutrition Colon Cancer Anemia Osteoporosis Gall Bladder/Liver Disease How We Can Help! Our diets are specifically made for each individual patient, this allows us to target your needs and reduces inflammation. Supplements are hand picked by the doctor to address the issues you may be having such as boosting your guts flora, reducing inflammation or alleviating pain. Acupuncture will help balance the body, helping reduce built up inflammation. Chiropractic Manipulations work to align the spine, enhancing the bodys abillity to communicate with itself. The therapies our clinic provides have been proven to provide relief for many patients suffering from autoimmune disorders. Our team works to not only provide pain relief, but to help get your body to feeling its best. The combination of therapies provided by your doctor will be specifically designed to tailor your body. Call us today to begin your journey toward better health! (815) 397-8500