Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract which occurs in intermittent episodes. Patients suffer from physical problems that include diarrhea, stomach cramps, weakness and tiredness. The mental health status of patients can also be affected, including manifestations of depression and/ or anxiety.
Until now, the exact cause for the development of Crohn’s disease is unclear. The available evidence suggests that genetic disposition and other factors can increase the risk for Crohn’s disease. Such factors include infections, unhealthy diet, smoking, excessive hygiene and stress.
Crohn’s disease is not curable, but symptoms and the emergence of new flare-ups can be reduced. Several therapy options are available. These include nutrition therapy and treatment with cortisone containing preparations. As an additional therapy option specific monoclonal antibodies against tumor necrosis factor (TNF) or different adhesion molecules (integrins) can be used.
Patients can be supported at home by our nurses with injections or other methods of medicine administration. We can provide a nutrition coach for an individualized nutrition therapy of the patient.