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.

This Teen’s Brave Pics Turned the Internet’s Attention to Invisible Diseases

Photos of her ileostomy bag and scars show the physical toll of Crohn's disease.

Doctors Missed My Son's Crohn's Disease for Years

What I’ve learned from all of this is that if your child is having problems, you just really have to be his or her advocate.

Crohn's Disease Sidelined My Dancing Career

Stay informed about the disease. See a doctor regularly, and monitor Crohn’s progression. If you can stop having flare-ups and losing muscle, you can get back on track.