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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.

Crohn's Disease Journey

Conquering Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers that may affect the deepest layers of the lining of the digestive tract. It can also cause abnormal openings or connections (fistulas) in the diseased intestine.

Crohn's Disease News

  • Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ultrasound waves could be used to rapidly deliver drugs to the digestive system, new animal research suggests. This new approach to drug delivery might potentially benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. However, this new method of drug delivery hasn’t yet been [...]

  • Crohn’s Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Current therapies for children with Crohn’s disease don’t fully restore healthy bacteria and fungi populations in their digestive systems, a new study shows. These findings suggest that treatments don’t have to bring bacteria and other microbe levels back to normal levels in the gut to be useful. This knowledge [...]

  • Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

    TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. “Patients with IBD face substantial [...]

  • Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn’s Disease

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease, if this early research pans out. In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant — stool samples taken from a healthy donor — seemed to send Crohn’s symptoms into remission in seven of [...]

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn’s Disease in Kids

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn’s disease, one pediatric doctor says. “Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes a slower growth rate is the only [...]

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