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    Clinical Trial For Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohns
    alonecent posted:
    Currently, there are no Canadian or U.S. FDA approved stem cell therapies for treating Crohn's disease which led me to do more research for options abroad. Patients like myself have been researching all my options and have come across several companies offering stem cell treatments. Many of these claims are not supported by any scientific evidence so all patients should take precaution when doing the research.
    • Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that attacks the digestive tract and specific parts of the guts such as lower small intestine, large intestine, and also where the two connect.
    • Crohn's typically strikes people in their teens and 20s or like me later in their 50s and 60s.
    • The relapsing and remitting nature of Crohn's is due to bouts of inflammation that eat away at the digestive tract.
    • Although the exact causes remain a mystery, researchers agree that Crohn's is a multidimensional disease involving an autoimmune component, genetic susceptibility, immune deficiency, and environmental factors.
    • Crohn's symptoms overlap with other gastrointestinal disorders, making it difficult to diagnose. It often causes diarrhea and abdominal pain. As the disease worsens, the lining of the digesting tract may be destroyed, resulting abnormal connections (fistulas) or even blockages. Eventually, surgery may be needed to remove damaged parts of intestine, and over time patients may be left with very little of their gut intact.
    • Therapies to control Crohn's include anti-inflammatory drugs and immunological therapies using stem cells.
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