WHAT IS CROHN’S DISEASE?
Crohn’s disease is most commonly diagnosed in adolescents or young adults, but it can strike at any age (even in children). Tough to diagnosis and often mistaken for other illnesses, Crohn’s disease can cause diarrhea, gut pain, and even skin, joint, and eye problems. Read more about how you can get Crohn’s disease under control with medication and lifestyle changes.
Inflammation plays a role in your Crohn’s disease symptoms
The damaging inflammation of Crohn’s may cause abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea and other symptoms that vary from mild to severe.
What are the causes of Crohn’s disease?
Although the exact causes are unknown, researchers believe Crohn’s disease is caused by a combination of factors involving genetics, the environment, and an overactive immune system. It is not caused by something you ate.
How do you get diagnosed with Crohn’s disease?
If you have symptoms that could indicate Crohn’s, you will likely undergo a few different tests and procedures to get a diagnosis, as there is no one test that can definitively diagnose Crohn’s disease.
There are many different treatments for Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s is a chronic, life-long disease that requires constant treatment. Even though there is no cure for Crohn’s, there are many different medications available to treat it. There are times when surgery may also be necessary for some patients.