Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease, also known as ileitis, is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the bowels and digestive system.

It cannot be cured, and patients must be monitored frequently to reduce the risk of other conditions, such as colorectal cancer.

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Doctor Make an appointment with a Gastroenterologist

How many people Fewer than 200,000 cases per year

Clock Can be long-term or lifelong

Contagious Mostly affects those aged 19-40

Understand the Basics


Is it Crohn's Disease or Lactose Intolerance?

Basic Understanding

Is it Crohn's Disease or Lactose Intolerance?

Research suggests that those victims of the Crohn’s disease are affected more by lactose intolerance than the other people. Being diagnosed with lactose intolerance does not necessarily mean you will be affected by its symptoms.

Crohn's Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Issues

Basic Understanding

Crohn's Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Issues

Crohn’s disease patients suffer from a chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon). They may also experience weight loss and abdominal pain. Crohns' disease can often be confused with other gastrointestinal issues. Learn the difference.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Basic Understanding

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the bowels. The inflammation can involve different areas of the digestive tract, and it often spreads deep into the layers of the intestinal tissue. Read more to learn about Chron's disease.

Understand Causes


How to Avoid Crohn's Flare-Ups

Causes

How to Avoid Crohn's Flare-Ups

There is no cure for Crohn's disease, but for those living with it, there are ways to manage it and avoid painful flare-ups. Here are some tips to keep your Crohn's under wraps.

Crohn’s Disease: What You Should Eat

Causes

Crohn’s Disease: What You Should Eat

Living with Crohn's disease is a difficult feat, especially since you have to consciously manage your diet to manage any symptoms from surfacing, in addition to preventing the rise of more serious complications. Learn what foods can benefit you, and what foods you should steer clear of if you have Chron's disease.

How to Diagnose Crohn's Disease and Colitis Through Blood Tests

Causes

How to Diagnose Crohn's Disease and Colitis Through Blood Tests

While blood tests alone can not ultimately determine if an individual has Crohn’s disease or colitis, they still play a large role to indicate the potential diagnosis, screening, and management of these conditions. Find out how blood tests can help determine a true diagnosis.

Understand Treatment


How Is Acupuncture Used to Treat Crohn's Disease?

Treatment

How Is Acupuncture Used to Treat Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory condition, which causes persistent inflammation of the patient’s intestinal tract, right from the mouth to rectum. Acupuncture is a traditional treatment practice that involves insertion of fine needles into specific parts of the body. Read this article to know how acupuncture can help treat Crohn's disease.


 Managing Crohn’s Disease

Treatment

Managing Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's is a painful and debilitating disease- caused by an inflammation of the gastrointestinal system. Living with Crohn’s disease is not easy, especially when diarrhea, bowel obstructions, gastrointestinal bleeding or anal tears are frequent. Learn how to manage your symptoms.

The Truth About Treatment Options for Crohn’s Disease

Treatment

The Truth About Treatment Options for Crohn’s Disease

While numerous methods have been developed to treat Chron's disease, no drug or surgical procedure has been curative. Learn about what treatment options are available, and what side effects they entail.