This is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. It can develop everywhere, but as a rule, it focuses on the distal part, the thick and ileum.
The prognosis of life in Crohn's disease
Symptoms of the disease are very similar to the manifestations of most other ailments of the gastrointestinal tract. Among them:
- stomach ache;
- the appearance of cracks in the anus;
- frequent cases of flatulence and bloating;
- regular urge to defecate.
Very often, the disease is not recognized, and inappropriate treatment begins. In part, and for this reason, the prognosis for Crohn's disease is disappointing. As practice shows, it is impossible to completely get rid of the disease. The ideal outcome is the achievement of a long-term clinical remission.
The life of a patient with Crohn's disease depends on several factors. First, the form and complexity of the disease is very important. That is why with suspicious symptoms it is immediately desirable to run to the doctor. Secondly, treatment should be selected correctly. Thirdly, the patient must adhere to all the recommendations and prescriptions exactly.
Under such conditions, life expectancy in Crohn's disease can reach several tens of years. And what is important - with exacerbations the patient will have to face very rarely. Otherwise, complications may occur.
If the disease is not given due attention, narrowing the lumen in the colon. This leads to stasis stool. That, in turn, is fraught with inflammation and the formation of ulcers. They, when improperly treated, are sometimes transformed into malignant tumors.
But in fact, the death rate among patients with Crohn's disease is low. Usually treatment gives good results. After it, the patients successfully adapt and return to normal life.