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…

History of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes the lining of the gastrointestinal tract to become inflamed. Any part of the tract may be affected, although it usually occurs in the ileum (last part of small intestine) or the colon. The condition usually affects individuals between the ages of 15 and 40 and common symptoms include…

How to Recognize Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

Brian Greenberg was only 11 when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. And although having a chronic inflammatory bowel disease is far from good news, he was relatively lucky in at least one aspect of the diagnosis. The first medical specialist who saw him correctly diagnosed his symptoms of stomach pain, nausea, bloody stools, exhaustion,…

10 Potential Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

1. Geography People who live in developed western countries are more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease. This could be down to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, a diet of processed foods, or the effects of pollution. However, less-developed countries, particularly in Asia, are experiencing a rise in the number of cases of IBD….

What Is Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease in which parts of the digestive system swell and develop deep sores, or ulcers. The ulcers usually occur in the last part of the small intestine and the first part off the large intestine, but can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, including the mouth, stomach and anus….