Case 11: W.R. Male 46, Crohn’s
- W. R.
- Abdominal pain, bloating, food intolerance
- 3 to 4 g per day
- Symptoms much improved and can now tolerate a wide variety of foods which previously would have caused severe symptoms.ds, little diarrhea and much improved in the level of discomfort.
W.R., male, age 46, has had Crohn’s Disease since the age of 18. W.R. underwent surgery on three occasions with removal of considerable bowel. He suffered subsequently from near-intestinal blockage on several occasions since 1981, and pain and bloating of the intestinal tract almost continuously. He took Imodium and pred-nisone (a corticosteroid). Physicians were reluctant to perform more surgery. W.R. began taking N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE in 1989 and felt that it began to improve his condition in a week or so. He experienced less pain and noted a great in¬crease in his ability to tolerate a wider variety of food which previously would cause severe symptoms. W.R. underwent surgery again in 1989 for residual damage caused by earlier bouts of inflammation. He then re¬sumed ingesting N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE at a rate of 3 to 4 g per day and reports that it is highly effective in controlling his symptoms.