Sorry if it’s not a very Christmas one again.
Today I discovered a website https://www.ittakesguts.org.uk/ and a brilliant idea called In My Shoes. The concept is getting others to understand what it is like to cope with Crohn’s and Colitis. So in light of that, I thought I would answer a few of Googles most searched questions on Crohn’s disease, as best as possible.
How do you get Crohn’s- I think this one is for the medical experts. The possible cause is unknown. Many factors have been researched, such as genetics, diet and environment. No one is one hundred percent sure yet.
What does a Crohn’s attack feel like? It feels like a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach. Also, it makes me extremely fatigued. Trying not to get too graphic but I make many toilet stops if you get my gist.
Cure for Crohn’s disease– Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. However, some treatments and procedures can help with symptoms.
What do I have to avoid with Crohn’s disease? Alcohol, cigarettes and spicy food. I don’t smoke, but I do allow myself a wine occasionally and some spicy food.
Thank you for reading.
Take care Lauren