Crohn's Disease:Jacksonville, NC Center Raises Awareness

Crohn’s disease is a condition in the gut that should be urgently given medical attention. To raise American awareness on this disorder, gastroenterologists and medical specialists of Atlantic Medical Group discuss it’s probable causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Online PR News – 23-August-2013 – Kinston, North Carolina – Jacksonville, North Carolina – The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, also known as the gut, is a large portion of the human digestive system.It is composed of the structures from the mouth to the anus.

In life, people inevitably acquire diseases that involve this particular body system.There are many ailments that can harm this region,which badly affect human health and well-being. One of these is Crohn’s disease. As the “exact” cause of this particular illness remains unknown (despite continuous medical research), it is important that the general public becomes aware of this condition in order to improve and/or maintain health.

Atlantic Medical Group (AMG), a North Carolina-based medical institution that specializes in gastroenterology,would like to give an insight into the possible causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Crohn’s disease.

What You Have To Know

This disease, which was named after American gastroenterologist, BurrillBernard Crohn, is also called regional enteritis. This is a type of chronic, severe inflammatory bowel disease that affects any of the parts of the gut. While it is still unclear what causes the disease, medical studies were able to identify its effects on humans. Symptoms include peptic ulcer, bleeding in the digestive tract, and inflammation, among others.

- Possible Causes –Even if they are not yet scientifically proven, there are medical theories that strongly suggest what really cause the illness. One which has been agreed upon by numerous experts supports the idea that it has something to do with the human immune system. It explains how the immune system is disrupted by an unknown component through sending a tumor necrosis factor,which kills all bacteria (good and bad). This will become the source of the inflammation. Other factors that scientists and healthcare experts consider to be the root of this syndrome include: genetics, smoking, previous infection, and environmental factors or a combination of two or many of these aspects.

- Symptoms –Regional enteritis was previously regarded as and is now often mistaken for ulcerative colitis. But these are two different things. Symptoms for Crohn’s disease include: recurring diarrhea, weight loss, extreme fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, mouth ulcers, ulcers in the gut, altered appetite, rectal bleeding, anal fissures, and anemia(note: symptoms vary depending on the part of the tract that is affected).

- Diagnosis and Treatment –Consult an expert gastroenterologist who will conduct various tests and procedures (colonoscopy, endoscopy, blood test, biopsy, stool test, barium enema x-ray, etc.). As a gastroenterology center, AMG knows how to treat and cure patients’ problems with the GI tract. Treatment will depend on the severity of the illness, complications, location of the inflammation, and patient’s response to previous treatment(s).

Ask the Expert

When your GI tract gets sick, you must do something to cure it.

AMG believes that a healthy gut and digestive system is vital to one’s wellness, a step closer to happy living.

Got questions about Crohn’s disease? Visit the leading gastroenterology center in Jacksonville and Kinston, NC—Atlantic Medical Group. Contact 910-577-3636 or 252-527-3636 or sendyour inquiry to