What is Crohn’s Disease?

If you are suffering from diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fatigue, you are probably desperate to find relief. If you’ve tried everything to reduce your symptoms and nothing has worked, it’s time to talk to a gastroenterologist. You may be dealing with an inflammatory bowel condition such as Crohn’s Disease. Read on to learn more about this disease so you can be informed as you discuss it with your doctor.

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (or IBD), which is different from other types of IBD such as ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s Disease causes digestive tract inflammation. This inflammation can lead to malnutrition and severe pain. Because Crohn’s is a chronic condition, patients will experience symptom flare-ups throughout their life. There is no cure for Crohn’s Disease, but medication, nutrition therapy, and/or surgery can all help patients control their symptoms.

Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

Crohn’s Disease sufferers can experience a range of symptoms because the disease can affect different parts of the digestive tract. Common symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramping, rectal bleeding, and changes in the urgency or frequency of your bathroom visits. Weight loss, fatigue, and fever can also be symptoms.

Speaking With a Professional

If you are experiencing symptoms of an inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s, it’s important to speak with a doctor. Make an appointment with us at Gastroenterology Diagnosis Center to get to the root of your digestive problems so you can find relief.

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