I want to tell you that if you were diagnosed with Crohn's disease,
there is no cure for it. We can get the disease under remission or
control and make you symptom free but unfortunately there is no
cure for this. There has been a lot of progress trying to understand
what may be the causative factors, including genetics, viruses,
, autoimmune mechanisms etc. but nothing
definitive yet. We keep looking for answers.
As for medications, from sulfadrugs,steroids
, immune modulators,
now lot of biological agents are available to acheive remission.
Everything depends on the extent and severity of the disease.
Typically Crohn's more commonly affects the last portion of the
called the terminal ileum
but it can affect any part
of the digestive tract from mouth down to the anus.
It is associated with lots of complications, infection, abscess
bleeding, fistulas,skin and joint problems etc.
If you google CCF.ORG (Crohn's and colitis
foundation) you will get a lot
of information including latest advances etc. Plese do that.
As for your stomach issues, you do need to get an upper GI x-rays with
small bowel follow through to find out if your Crohn's is active. You
may even need an endoscopic evaluation. I advice you to see a specialist
who treats these kinds of problems.
I wish you well.