What is the Difference between Crohn’s and Colitis?
In 1932 Dr. B.B. Crohn lectured on a new intestinal disorder which he called regional ileitis now known as Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions.
The difference between the two is that ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon and rectum. Crohn’s disease may affect any segment of alimentary canal from the esophagus to the anus but more commonly affects the last portion of the small intestine, referred to as the ileum. Crohn’s disease of the small intestine is also known as regional enteritis, while involvement of the colon is known as Crohn’s disease of the colon, or granulomatous colitis.
Crohn’s disease has increased in incidence since its recognition in 1932. Not only in Western populations, but also in third world populations and occurs about equally among both sexes, race and age throughout the world. Colitis and Crohn’s conditions are associated with an increased frequency of colonic cancer. Colon cancer is very common, with more than 120,000 new cases diagnosed in North America each year.
There has not been any specific genetic link to inherent weakness or genetic predisposition with inflammatory bowel diseases. Although, bowel inflammation is two to four times more common in Caucasians than non Caucasians, and four times more common in Jews than in non Jews. In addition, multiple members of a family having Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis are between 15 to 40 percent of the cases.
How can you improve or resolve your Crohn`s disease or Ulcerative Colitis?
Early detection will help in many cases, but lifestyle changes, particularly the diet will produce the quickest reversal and healing of intestinal aliments. Michelle Honda PhD is a natural health expert on these conditions. Her educational background includes 10 years of nutritional study and more. Her nutrition diploma, her bachelor’s degree, her master’s degree and her doctorate all focused on nutrition and the lifetime body of work of Dr. Bernard Jensen the pre-eminent clinical nutritionist of the 20th century.
Her knowledge of food and how it affects the body, but more importantly how it affects diseases is in rare company. Plus Michelle did her Doctorate on the major gastrointestinal disorders of Crohn’s, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis, so she is an expert of experts on these disorders. These conditions are largely diet related, and she has excellent results with her patients with these disorders.
If you are not local to the clinic, Michelle can conduct telephone appointments with you very easily. So if you have a phone, you can now successfully improve your Crohn’s or colitis.
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