What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.

The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease often filters deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating. Sadly, it can lead to life-threatening complications for some.

Unfortunately, there’s isn’t a cure yet for Crohn’s disease. But therapies can help lessen the problems that you may experience because of the disease. Therapies may even help bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn’s disease are able to get on with their life and do what they need to. This means that many people who live with Crohn’s disease that also receive therapies are able to function well and the impact of the disease on their life is managed.

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