Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is from inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, usually found at the end of the small intestine. Although it’s an IBD, it can also affect your eyes, skin and even joints.
Crohn’s Disease is believed to be an overreaction of the immune system that affects 700,000 men and women in the U.S. It can occur anytime, but it most often starts between the ages of 15 and 35 years old, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. As a response to the immune system overreacting, the intestines become raw and inflamed (swollen) chronically. This ongoing inflammation leads to Crohn’s symptoms.
Crohn’s Disease is not contagious or caused by something you ate, but rather several outside factors. A Crohn’s flare-upoccurs when the lining of your intestine swells and thickens, obstructing the normal flow of food through your digestive tract. There are several factors that could trigger an immune response, such as:
People who have Crohn’s Disease report varying symptoms, depending where in the in intestinal tract they are experiencing inflammation. Some common Crohn’s symptoms include:
Treatment for Crohn’s has two main goals: preventing flare-ups, and keeping them from recurring. What if you could actually heal the inflamed tissue through regenerative medicine? Currently, the most common treatment for Crohn’s Disease is anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, diet modifications and nutrition supplements and immune system drugs. However, regenerative medicine is an emerging field, and stem cell therapy appears to have certain advantages to conventional therapy. Regenerative medicine uses the patient’s own stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to restore and begin to rebuild damaged, inflamed tissues.
At the Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we offer regenerative injection treatments for patients who are suffering from Crohn’s Disease and its life-disrupting symptoms. Contact us today for a personalized treatment plan.
At Stem Cell Center of New Jersey, we offer regenerative therapies including stem cell, exosomes, and other sources of growth factors to regenerate healthy tissue. Contact us today to schedule a one on one consultation, or to join us at one of our informative lectures to learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy.