Why is Crohn’s Disease So Difficult to Diagnose?

crohn's disease gladiator therapeuticsYou’ve been having terrible stomach pains for the past few months, and you always seem tired. Although you haven’t changed your eating habits, you keep losing weight. There are dark circles under your eyes. You’re concerned, but there are a variety of reasons for the changes — stress at work, bad eating habits, and an unhealthy lifestyle, to name a few.

But the stomach pains are getting worse and worse, leading to repeated trips to the emergency room. You see doctor after doctor, each giving you a different answer. Finally, after months of testing and wrong diagnoses, you have an answer — Crohn’s disease.

Why did it take so long to diagnose? And why can the treatment be even worse?

Crohn’s Disease: Why an Accurate Diagnosis is Hard to Get

According to a nationwide study of Crohn’s disease patients, it’s not an uncommon practice to see multiple healthcare professionals and endure various diagnostic tests before receiving the proper diagnosis.  The study also found that 44 percent of the respondents needed 10 or more office visits and 59 percent had to see three or more healthcare providers before being diagnosed with Crohn’s.

Why is it so difficult to pinpoint? Because Crohn’s can affect many parts of the body and not just the digestive tract. Not only will you have stomach pain, fever, and fatigue, but you could be facing:

  • Inflammation of the skin, eyes, and joints
  • Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts
  • Delayed growth in children

In addition, a series of tests will be needed to determine if you have the disease. You will need blood tests, fecal tests, X-rays, even a colonoscopy to receive the correct diagnosis. There is no known cause for Crohn’s, which makes it even harder to diagnose.

Is There a Cure for Crohn’s?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Crohn’s. Although medications or even surgery can relieve your symptoms, that relief is only temporary. But there may be an alternative treatment method that can help your Crohn’s symptoms, thanks to the Gladiator Therapeutics Device and far infrared energy.

Several studies have shown the therapeutic effects of far infrared energy on the body. It can help reduce inflammation in your body, which can decrease pain. When you place the Gladiator device on your abdomen, the patented ceramics absorb the ambient heat your body gives off and converts it into far infrared energy. That energy is directed back into your body, causing the water molecules in your plasma to vibrate and break apart. The result is better circulation which leads to less inflammation!

If you have Crohn’s disease and want a safer, less invasive treatment to control flare-ups, turn to Gladiator Therapeutics! We can help you improve your quality of life and get back to living.