Crohn’s disease symptoms: Five signs YOU could have the inflammatory bowel disease

crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, affecting more than 300,000 people in the UK. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease which can affect anyone of any age or gender, although it predominantly impacts people between the ages of 16 to 30. At least 115,000 people in…

Crohn’s disease: 29 tips to help you manage

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel condition affecting at least 115,000 people in the UK. It can make day-to-day living difficult, especially if you have long-term symptoms like frequentdiarrhoea, gastrointestinal bleeding, anal tears or bowel obstructions. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease but with the right medications and lifestyle changes it’s possible to manage your symptoms. These tips can…

The Five Most Aggravating Comments about Crohn’s Disease

Everyone has opinions, but people should think before commenting on someone else’s health. When a person has a chronic disease, the remarks can really hurt. Remarks that can sting someone with Crohn’s 1. “You don’t look sick” I shouldn’t have to look a certain way for you to accept that I have an illness. But I…

Daily Life With Crohn’s Disease

The best way to deal with Crohn’s disease is to seek an effective treatment plan. Additionally, it is helpful to maintain a hopeful outlook, healthy lifestyle, and a strong support network—and to strive for leading a full and productive life. Keeping up with the latest information about your condition and making sure you get the…

Crohn’s Disease Flare-Ups: An Emergency Guide

Anyone who has Crohn’s disease will know that a flare-up can often come out of the blue. It can occur anywhere along the GI tract from the mouth to the anus and causes additional symptoms like joint pain and chronic fatigue. Trying to limit the severity and length of a flare-up is imperative, as well as…

6 Mistakes You’re Making That Can Make Crohn’s Worse

Your digestive tract is particularly sensitive to certain lifestyle choices, like what you eat and drink. Follow these expert tips on what to avoid to manage Crohn’s disease better. The loss of control you feel during a Crohn’s flare can be one of the most frustrating parts of dealing with the condition. Some factors that lead to…

10 Interesting Facts and Stats About Crohn’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease affects around 1.4 million Americans, of which 600,000 have Crohn’s disease. The exact reason for developing Crohn’s disease is unclear, but researchers think it is a combination of being genetically predisposed to the disease and it being environmentally triggered. Here are some more interesting facts and statistics about Crohn’s disease according to healthline.com…

The Challenges of Living With Crohn’s Disease

Living with a chronic disease is difficult and most patients will need to make significant lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms and keep flares under control. There are many challenges that Crohn’s disease patients have to face. As Crohn’s and Colitis UK explains, finding a good doctor is essential. A doctor who specializes in inflammatory…

How I Moved Forward After My Diagnosis

In November 2014, when the biopsies from a scope came back positive for severe Crohn’s disease, and I had many questions and emotional reactions. On the one hand, I felt a sense of relief that we finally had an answer, a diagnosis, as to my constant and severe stomach issues, but on the other hand I was…

New study shows promising future for patients with Crohn’s Disease

NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The largest study on pediatric patients with Crohn’s Disease will pave the way for how those young patients are treated as soon as they’re diagnosed. The groundbreaking work is the result of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s “RISK Stratification Study.” It looked at more than 900 pediatric patients over three years. The research…