What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation along the large and small intestine and other parts of the digestive tract. When a flare-up occurs, tissues become swollen and can develop ulcers.

Crohn’s disease is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not to be confused with another form of IBD known as ulcerative colitis. When it comes to ulcerative colitis vs. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis usually only causes inflammation in the colon instead of in other parts of the digestive tract.


How is Crohn’s disease diagnosed?

If enough symptoms consistent with Crohn’s disease are present, a doctor may decide to perform additional tests to rule out other potential causes. To reach a Crohn’s disease diagnosis, a doctor may conduct an endoscopy, which is a procedure through which a camera and light can be inserted into the digestive tract to allow the doctor to see the inside of the patient. Other Crohn’s disease test methods include imaging studies involving radiography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or computed tomography (CT).


What causes Crohn’s disease?

Nobody knows exactly what causes Crohn’s disease, but it occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally.


What are some Crohn’s disease symptoms?

People with Crohn’s disease may experience the following Crohn’s disease symptoms:

    • Stomach ache, abdominal cramps or stabbing pain in the stomach
    • Diarrhoea
    • Bleeding from the rectum
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weight loss
    • Fatigue
    • Fever


What different kinds of Crohn’s disease treatment are there?

Crohn’s disease can be an extremely unpleasant condition to live with. Though there’s no clear way for how to cure Crohn’s disease patients have several treatment options:

    • Medication — Crohn’s disease medications work by suppressing the immune system’s inflammatory response that causes many of the condition’s symptoms
    • Diet and nutrition — Patients can adapt their diet for Crohn’s disease. Doing so can help reduce symptoms as well as replace nutrients that have been lost as a result of Crohn’s disease impacting the digestive system’s ability to absorb nutrients (diarrhoea, loss of appetite, etc.). Eating bland and soft foods can also help the digestive system heal if there has been a flare-up, as they aren’t as harsh on the intestines as spicy foods or foods that are high in fibre.
    • Surgery — Sometimes surgery becomes medically necessary if a problem happens in the bowels, such as an obstruction, a fissure, or a fistula. The diseased portion of the bowel is removed, and symptoms of Crohn’s disease may subside in the bowel for a time before the condition reappears.
    • Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s disease — This is one of the new treatments for Crohn’s disease being offered in the area of regenerative medicine. Read the next section to learn more about the uses of stem cells to treat diseases such as Crohn’s disease.


How Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy can help treat Crohn’s disease symptoms?

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy is emerging as a promising treatment alternative that could avoid the pitfalls of medications, reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, and reduce the need for surgery to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.


How do stem cells hold the key to Crohn’s disease treatment?

Adult stem cells can be found circulating around inside our bodies, but they exist in particular abundance in our bone marrow and our adipose (fat) tissue. Stem cells also have a unique ability to produce or turn into whatever cells are needed to carry out repairs in the body: muscle cells, blood cells, tissue cells, etc. All that it takes to set this healing process in motion is to extract stem cells from one of the stores in a patient’s body, isolate the cells, and inject them back into the body wherever treatment is needed. The stem cells are then able to help repair and restore the cells and tissue at the injection site, leading to a potential reduction in pain and symptoms.

Stem Cell Therapy is not suitable for everyone, but it has shown promising results for a wide range of patients with various medical conditions.


What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?

With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides. Over all Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.


Here are the top benefits to be aware of:

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Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications

Regenerative Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a week or two (unless told otherwise by the doctor) and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive hip surgery.


Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Regenerative Therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.


No use of general anaesthesia

Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Regenerative Therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.


Same day procedure

The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that our Regenerative Therapies are a non-invasive treatment and an outpatient same day procedure, where the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.


Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission

Your immune system has no reason to attack your cells and there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.

The increased risk of heart attack, as found to be associated with hip replacement surgery, is not present with Regenerative Therapies, either. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the hip injection site. To minimize that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.

Am I a candidate for the Medica Institute Regenerative Therapies?

In general, Regenerative Medica Institute Regenerative Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative Treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have an assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your medical records and determine if you are a qualified candidate for our therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.


Regenerative Therapy may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe treatment alternatives. Regenerative Treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.

Your first step to exploring your treatment options is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!