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Adult Health Nursing CH 5 GI Disorder CH 6 Gallbladder, Liver, Biliary Tract or Exocrine Pancreastic Disorder

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(AKA: ileitis )
A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract;
Can sometimes causes life-threatening complications.
Can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, and fatigue. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.
Disease cannot be cured. Medications such as steroids and immunosuppressants are used to slow the progression of disease. If these aren't effective, a patient may require surgery. Additionally, patients with disease may need to receive regular screening for colorectal cancer due to increased risk.
Mostly effect 19-40 years old
Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications
Can't be cured. Medications such as steroids and immunosuppressants are used to slow the progression of disease. If these aren't effective, a patient may require surgery. Additionally, patients with Crohn's disease may need to receive regular screening for colorectal cancer due to increased risk.
Cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, and fatigue. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the abdomen, joints, lower abdomen, or rectum
Pain types: can be mild or severe
Gastrointestinal: bloating, blood in stool, bowel obstruction, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or flatulence
Whole body: fatigue, fever, or loss of appetite
Abdominal: cramping or tenderness
Also common: anal fissure, depression, flare, mouth ulcer, slow growth, or weight loss