Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease services offered in Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Over half a million Americans live with Crohn’s disease and need medical attention to keep their condition under control. At Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., diagnostic testing services are available on-site to confirm Crohn’s disease and identify damage the disease causes to your gastrointestinal tract. Hussein Abidali, DO, and the medical team customize care plans using lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery when needed to lower your risk for serious complications. Call the office in Rancho Cucamonga, California, to schedule a Crohn’s disease consultation or request an appointment online today.  

Crohn's Disease QA

What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a form of irritable bowel disease (IBD) that creates inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

When you have Crohn’s disease, you can experience inflammation in any area of the GI tract — from the mouth to the rectum. However, the most common area of inflammation involves the lower part of your small intestine.

The underlying cause of Crohn’s disease isn’t well understood. While there’s no cure for the disease, the Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. medical team offers customized solutions to keep your condition well-controlled and prevent damage to your GI tract.

When should I seek medical care for Crohn’s disease?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. if you have symptoms of Crohn’s disease, such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Skin issues

Without treatment, these symptoms can become debilitating and cause potentially life-threatening side effects like bowel obstruction, malnutrition, and colon cancer.

To confirm your symptoms relate to Crohn’s disease, the medical team offers physical exams, blood work, colonoscopies, and other diagnostic testing services in-office.

Based on the results of your exam and testing, the Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. team customizes a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms and protect the health of your GI tract.

How is Crohn’s disease managed?

To keep Crohn’s disease under control and prevent a worsening of your symptoms, the Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. providers use a combination of lifestyle changes and medications.

You may need to take prescription anti-inflammatory drugs to minimize swelling in your GI tract. You should also follow a diet that’s low in fat and get daily exercise to prevent new Crohn’s disease symptoms from developing.

If these strategies aren’t working well and your Crohn’s disease symptoms are severe, you may need surgery. Surgery involves the removal of damaged parts of your digestive tract and the reconnection of the remaining healthy sections.

Call Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of Crohn’s disease or request an appointment online today.