Crohn’s mainly affects the digestive system, our body’s only way to get energy and nutrition. Processing any food that we eat will get seriously disrupted. We will begin to feel weak and lethargic, unable to normally do our daily routines.
Diarrhea and abnormal toilet habits will only add to this complication. We can feel pain in our tummy, or our mouths and throat when these get inflamed and ulcers appear. This will lessen our appetite even more so we will get weaker even more.
Inflammation and pain can spread to our joints and our lungs. Lack of proper nutrition will also begin to affect the functioning of our other organs like the brain and nerves. We will be unable to think clearly.
Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating. Which may lead to dangerous complications. There will be symptoms like diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting, pain, irregular toilet habits.
The affliction can spread to other parts like sores in the mouth. As it worsens, blood will begin to appear in the feces due to ulcers in the bowels. Very painful sores develop near or around the anus. This is because the inflammation tunneled and formed drainage into the skin. All of these complications will result in reduced appetite and weight loss for the Crohn’s patient. He will always feel tired, stressed, and depressed.
The illness can also harm other organs of the body. It can become a very serious inflammation that could also spread to the eyes, joints, liver, skin, and even the brain. The effects look like what would happen during an allergic reaction but for the bowels. Unlike an allergy attack (such as asthma) this does not go away and can last for a long time. Even for the rest of a patient’s life.
This could start from the mouth, throat, stomach, go down to the gut and anus. But the most common form of this disease affects the lower parts of the small intestine and large intestine.
Crohn’s disease can be followed by other illnesses in the body:
- Problems to the skin like bumps, redness, and blisters. These are the second most common type of complication.
- Eye problems including pain and inflammation.
- Hepatitis (liver inflammation).
- Long-term Impaired brain function because of complications from poor nutrition because of digestive problems.
It isn’t good to live a life and do daily activities with a poorly managed Crohn’s. Unfortunately, many Crohn’s patients will end up living this way.