Thursday, March 19, 2015


Young people master their lives successful Lucerne, 09.02.2010 severe pain in the lower abdomen, diarrhea and new medicines, because the previous help that is the daily life of patients with Crohn's disease. This chronic intestinal disease is more widespread than many assume: in a town with 100,000 inhabitants, there are on average 150 patients. Crohn's disease is a taboo subject, and is therefore rarely in public. She breaks out especially in adolescents and young adults, who keep leaving shame in isolation. Also school and education must be often interrupted by hospitalizations, the entry into working life is difficult for many. The batch history of Crohn's disease is especially tricky.

Sometimes leave signs of the disease for months or even years, but then come back. The cause of the disease is not possible, a cure so far unclear. The typical inflammation, which spread primarily on the small and large intestine are thrown by a faulty control in the immune system. For the cause of Crohn's disease, there is up to now no conclusive knowledge, fact is that immune cells attack body, healthy tissue. This could on the one hand are caused by an autoimmune reaction or suspect as newer models through a barrier disorder, characterized by an increased permeability and impaired functionality of the normal intestinal wall. In both cases, the immune system reacts to excessive intrusion of intestinal bacteria in or under the intestinal mucosal layer, which has a chronic inflammation of the tissue to the result. The correct treatment is all the more important, finding the individually suitable therapy form lets you normalize again life. Just concerned with a heavy course of the disease get administered often repeatedly other and stronger drugs, which are however not suitable for long-term therapy and are associated with many side effects.

There is hope through so-called Biologics: these preparations are endogenous substances modeled after and can intervene in processes such as the immune system, specifically. They block the neurotransmitter TNF alpha, which signals the immune cells in Crohn's disease that they should attack the actually healthy intestinal mucosa. The drugs administered either as an infusion by the doctor, where an appointment meets every eight weeks in practice or in a hospital. Another possibility is the subcutaneous injection of the drug all 2-4 injected weeks under the skin of the patient himself. For many sufferers, the symptoms improve so far that you can lead a completely normal life again. Education and the profession in addition to also includes, to spend his free time according to your own requirements. For more information about the disease and treatment options, as well as practical tips for everyday life will find patients undergoing. Press contact: antwerpes ag Maria Dusing Valentina str. 66 D-50823 Koln Tel.: + 49 (0) 221 92053-349 fax: + 49 (0) 221 92053-133 e-Mail:

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