About Crohn’s Disease: Its Diagnosis And Treatment

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which areas of the intestinal tract become inflamed causing sloughing and, in some instances, ulcers. While many other IBDs cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, Crohn’s affects all layers of the intestine, not just the surface.

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Symptoms And Treatments For Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease causes severe inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It most often affects the small intestine, but can strike any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. In addition to the pain caused by inflammation, it can cause diarrhea, stomach ulcers, malnutrition and other complications like anemia.

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Are You in Touch with Your Colon?

The first reaction one often gets when discussing matters of the intestines, colon and what they produce is “Ugh!” Well, we need to get over it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer) is the all-around Number Two Cancer Killer in the United States. But it…

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