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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

  • Crohn’s, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report. The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn’s or colitis, the study [...]

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests. Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes inflammation in the intestines, researchers [...]

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

    SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New stem cell-based research could improve understanding of intestinal diseases and eventually lead to new treatments, a new study suggests. Scientists used stem cells to grow “organoids” of functioning human intestinal tissue in a lab dish. They then transplanted the organoids into mice, creating a new model for studying [...]

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby’s ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests. The treatment, called anti-TNF therapy, is an injected, artificial antibody. This type of medication is widely seen as a [...]

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn’s Disease

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic discovery about Crohn’s disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report. The scientists pinpointed chemical changes in Crohn’s patients’ DNA that affect how their genes work, and said these changes can be detected in blood samples. Along with raising the possibility [...]

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