Crohn's Disease

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Chronic Care Assignment
Topic: diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and crohns disease
Section 1 Disease of digestive has 4939 registered death in Australia in 2008 or 3.4% of all registered deaths. It has been consistent since 1999. However, the death toll is slightly more in female than male 2510 and 2439 respectively. The median age for males dying from these diseases is 10 years lower than females. Diseases of intestine have also increase from 1298 to 1698 since 1999 to 2008.
People who died from diverticulitis in 2008 were 247 (82 males and 165 females), ulcerative colitis were 26 (11 males and 15 females) and crohns disease were 24 (11 male and 13 females). Females suffer more from the digestive disorders. Government has made several check-up …show more content…

High fibre diet helps to prevent constipation. It helps in constipation release and is the main reason for strain in colon to move stool. The extra pressure can cause weak spot in colon to buldge (diverticulae). Diverticulitis occurs when a bacteria infects diverticulae it becomes diverticulitis. The original cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. The immune system of the body reacts to certain genetically susceptible individuals causing inflammation in intestinal wall. It is not caused by emotional stress or any food. However, these things may trigger symptoms in some people. The immune system in the body is composed of different cells and the body natural response, it does react to food ‘good’ bacteria. While, in case of crohns the patient immune system treats food as pathogen and WBC cross the chronic intestinal swelling and release toxins resulting in …show more content…

However, a certain diagnosis cannot be made for this as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).tenderness around the left side of lower abdomen. In case of infection, it causes ,fever, nausea vomiting and constipation aswell. The most common symptoms are diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Patient may also experience rectal bleeding fever, nausea, fatigue and weight loss due to loss of appetite. Patient may also suffer from nutritional deficiencies. The attack begins with urgency to defecate, mild lower abdominal cramps, mucus in stools. The attacks could be short breaks or long breaks. The most common system are lower abdominal pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen and diarrhoea. Rectal bleeding, fatigue and weight loss. Patient will feel aggressive symptoms and remission. Attack episodes can also cause some dermal and bone problems. Patients are free to eat in attack intervals. Despite these symptoms people are still able to work are have

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