Crohn’s Disease

Have you been diagnosed with Chrons Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. That means that your body’s immune system attacks and damages your bowel or gastrointestinal system.

It’s a chronic, meaning long-term, condition that gets in the way of your body’s ability to take in important nutrients. It can also affect the way you digest food and get rid of waste.

Crohn’s can involve any part of your gut. But the ileum, the last part of your small intestine, is most commonly affected.

Because of inflammation, you might have some of these symptoms:

  • Diarrhea or frequent, watery bowel movements
  • Urgent bowel movements
  • Trouble having bowel movements
  • Bleeding from your rectum
  • Pain or cramping in your abdomen, or belly
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness

Other parts of your body, like your joints, skin, or eyes, can be affected, too.

Symptoms can come and go. You may have periods of time when you feel fine. These times might be followed by flare-ups of the condition.

Remission also is possible. With Crohn’s, remission is sometimes thought to take place when symptoms go away and ulcers in the colon begin to heal.


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