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					Chrones – The Other IBD

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Summary:
When it comes to Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), most people are aware
of ulcerative colitis. This is a disorder in which the damage occurs in
the colon as a result of inflammation of the tissue. However, chrones is
a prevalent disorder that is often misdiagnosed as ulcerative colitis, as
they share many of the same symptoms.

Basically chrones and ulcerative colitis are very similar disorders. They
are both forms of IBD in which the body’s immune system overreacts and
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Keywords:
chrones disease,ulcerative colitis,IBD,Inflammatory Bowel Disorder


Article Body:
When it comes to Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), most people are aware
of ulcerative colitis. This is a disorder in which the damage occurs in
the colon as a result of inflammation of the tissue. However, chrones is
a prevalent disorder that is often misdiagnosed as ulcerative colitis, as
they share many of the same symptoms.

Basically chrones and ulcerative colitis are very similar disorders. They
are both forms of IBD in which the body’s immune system overreacts and
causes tissue to swell excessively. Ulcerative colitis, though, is only
found in the colon. On the other hand, chrones can literally be anywhere
in the digestive tract. It is, however, most often found at the beginning
of the large intestine and the end of the small intestine.

With chrones, when the wall of the bowel becomes swollen and inflamed, it
is easily damaged by waste as it travels through the system. This damage
sometimes results in scare tissue, which steadily narrows the passages
even more than the original inflammation. The primary problem with
chrones is this domino reaction – inflammation occurs, damage is done,
scare tissue is formed, more damage is done, more scare tissue is formed,
so on and so forth. The ending result is often blocked passages in which
no waste can pass. When a blockage occurs, the threat of a rupture is a
very serious concern for chrones sufferers. For this reason, if blockages
are not resolved quickly, surgery is often used to remove the damaged
area and the blockage.

On the other hand, there is still quite a threat even before any scar
tissue forms. When damage is done to the bowel wall, ulcers and/or
fistulas may form. An ulcer is a type of sore on the tissue which can
easily become infected. On the other hand, a fistula is a severe ulcer
that tunnels into surrounding tissue, such as the vagina or bladder. If
an infection occurs, it could be deadly if not treated properly.
Meanwhile, feces may pass through the fistulas which only compound the
problem.

Patients with chrones are not necessarily sick all the time. They tend to
have bouts of inflammation followed by calm times in which their system
works fine, or at least as well as a damaged system can. However, this
roller coaster often makes it difficult for someone with chrones to
function and deal with daily life, as interruptions are always a
possibility.

				
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