Crohn's disease is including in a group of disorders termed as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. The other disease comprise in this group is Ulcerative Colitis. IBD arise when the immune system contributes to damage of the gastrointestinal tract by causing inflammation. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation, deep ulcers and scarring in any segment of the digestive tract from mouth to anus; though, it is most commonly seen in the last part of the small intestine called the terminal ileum and the caecum.
Crohn’s disease is an uncommon disorder that has auto-immunity playing an important role in its initiation. A genetic constituent has been recommended to cause this condition.
Crohn’s disease is a systemic disease, thus apart from gastro-intestinal symptoms; it may also cause complications outside of the gastrointestinal tract. The major gastrointestinal symptoms are abdominal pain and diarrhea, which might be bloody. Weight loss is frequently seen in many patients. Bloating, Flatulence, pain and itching around the anus are also observed by several patients. Some unusual symptoms are difficulty in swallowing, upper, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. Symptoms outside the gastrointestinal tract include skin rashes, fever, arthritis, anaemia, ophthalmic involvement, ulcers in the mouth, osteoporosis, growth retardation in children, etc.
Whereas treating Crohn’s Disease, the treatment needs to be targeted at the point of the immunity of the patient and the treatment should be able to restore the altered immunity back to normalcy. Homeopathic treatment precisely does this. Crohn's Disease is a constitutional disorder; therefore it calls for in-depth constitutional homeopathic medication. The homeopathic medicine for the patient is chosen on the basis of the individual case study; incorporate the study of the disease symptoms as well as the emotional sphere of the patient. With the constitutional homeopathic approach, we have observed very good results in cases of Crohn's disease. There is specific development in the symptoms of the disease as well as control of the further development of the condition. Homeopathic treatment is strongly suggested for the treatment of Crohn's disease.