What Is Crohn's Disease?
If you are dealing with unexplained abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea then you may be wondering what’s going on. Hopefully, you’ll be inclined to call our gastroenterology team here at Digestive Medicine Associates to find out what could be causing your symptoms and discomfort. If you’ve just recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, caring for someone who has it or worried that you might have it, then you may be looking for resources to learn more about this condition so you can make an informed decision about your health or the health of a loved one. You’ve come to the right place.
Here at Digestive Medicine Associates, we understand the challenges that those with this chronic gastrointestinal disorder face. Life for a Crohn’s disease sufferer can vary drastically day to day. One day you may feel just fine and the next moment you may be doubled over in pain while out to dinner with friends. Common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Loss of appetite or reduced appetite
- Weakness or fatigue
- Rectal bleeding
- Unexpected or sudden weight loss
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is important that you sit down with us and get the care you need. We have the tools necessary to diagnose Crohn’s disease and create the treatment plan that’s right for you and your health care needs; however, the first step is to come into our office and to discuss the symptoms you are having.
Since Crohn’s disease is a progressive disorder, this means that if it’s left untreated the problem will often get worse. Even though symptoms may come and go don’t be deceived when the symptoms go away. They will come back and it doesn’t mean the disorder is gone.
Even though there is currently no cure for Crohn’s disease there are many prescription and over-the-counter medications and treatment options at your disposal here at Digestive Medicine Associates and we are happy to help you determine the right treatment for you to reduce the severity and frequency of your symptoms. Our goal is to make sure that you experience as little symptomology as possible.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Crohn’s disease,
call Digestive Medicine Associates at (305) 822-4107.
We provide comprehensive care to the Hialeah, Coral Gables, Miami, and Pembroke Pines, FL areas.