- Remission is very obvious. It means you feel perfect, and your small bowel and colon look perfect as well. You won’t even realize you have Crohn's disease except for the fact that you have to take routine medications.
- Mild disease means you don't have a lot of symptoms. For example, you don't have a painful mass on exam or signs of bowel obstruction. You may have some increased bowel movements and mild cramping and pain. This suggests that you have the inflammatory behaviors of Crohn's disease, which are the most likely to respond to medical therapy.
- When you start to develop symptoms of an abscess, fever, weight loss, anemia or blockages, you have more moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. This requires medications that are appropriate for the disease. You will also require multidisciplinary care that involves not only a gastroenterologist but also a nutritionist to make sure you're eating the right diet. You will definitely need to see a colorectal surgeon.
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What are the different grades of Crohn's disease?
Crohn’s disease is graded based on your symptoms.
What is structural heart disease?
Structural heart disease is any abnormality, or defect, of the heart muscle or the heart valves. You may have heard of congenital heart disease. This is any structural heart disease that is present at birth; that is, it occurs during the formation of the heart as a fetus develops.
Structural heart disease can also be acquired later in life. It may occur as a result of an infection in the heart, from damage during a heart attack, or because of decreased valve functioning with age. (Your heart has four valves that direct blood flow through each of the four chambers of your heart.)
Common types of structural heart disease include heart valve problems (valve leaking, or regurgitation, and valve stiffening, called stenosis) and defects in the septum - a wall of muscle separating the left side of the heart from the right side. If left untreated, severe forms of structural heart disease can eventually lead to heart failure.
What are heart abnormalities?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
A heart abnormality is any medical problem with the heart. This is a wide category of disorders, including coronary artery disease, abnormal heart rhythms, heart aneurysms, heart dissections, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart tumors, heart valve disorders, infective endocarditis, and pericardial disease. Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States, with coronary artery disease being the most common heart abnormality.
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