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Crohn’s Disease


Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract usually affecting the small intestine.

Causes are not clear but possibilities include:

  • Autoimmune reaction
  • Heredity or genetic factors


  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding or bloody stools
  • Fistulae or abscesses
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Skin problems
  • Eye inflammation
  • Delayed development and growth in children


  • Nutrition: A balanced diet and nutritional supplements to manage any deficiencies in the body
  • Medication: This includes anti inflammatory drugs, immune system suppressors, antibiotics and other medications to reduce inflammation and manage the symptoms
  • Surgery: It may be required when medicines fail to have effect. It may be used to remove damaged part s of the digestive tract or treat fistulae and abscesses

There is no way to prevent Crohn’s disease.