Crohn’s Disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, is a condition that causes the immune system to attack the body’s cells. It can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, but is typically found in the large and small intestines.
Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation and over time, leads to the thickening of the intestinal wall and the formation of ulcers. There is no cure for the disease, but it is possible to manage the symptoms and control inflammation. This is done through medication, diet, and other treatments. Surgery to remove a portion of the intestine may also be used in severe cases.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite and weight loss, abdominal noises that gurgle or splash, foul smelling stools, painful bowel movements, gastrointestinal bleeding, and fatigue. Patients may also find their condition affects other parts of the body and they may suffer fistulas, skin rashes, kidney stones, joint pain, clotting issues, back pain, liver disease, and inflammation of the eyes.
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