5 Natural Ways to Alleviate Pain Associated with Crohn’s Disease
While there’s not a medicinal cure for Crohn’s, these natural remedies may help ease the pain
Of the approximately 1.6 million Americans suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), nearly 780,000 of them are cases of Crohn’s disease. One woman with Crohn’s identified the cramping caused by the disorder as the worst pain she’d experienced in her life.
Unfortunately, according to the Mayo Clinic, there’s “no known cure for Crohn’s disease.” A problem due – in no small part – to the mystery shrouding the causes of the condition.
The Mayo Clinic describes Crohn’s as an IBD causing inflammation of the digestive tract. The disorder can affect different areas of the digestive system – from the mouth to the anus. It may trigger a barrage of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
While researchers are still puzzled as to the causes of Crohn’s, it may be the result of an autoimmune reaction and is also believed to affect people genetically predisposed to the condition.
Natural relief for Crohn’s
While medical research is still inconclusive on the matter, some Crohn’s sufferers have found comfort through unconventional methods. These approaches tend to fall into three categories:
A precursory medical examination is highly recommended before embarking on any treatment plan. While your doctor might not be satisfied with the research supporting your alternative therapies, it’s important to make sure they’re not going to affect any other treatments or health conditions.
The following 5 remedies are worth asking your doctor about:
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