Information About Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by areas of inflammation along the digestive tract. Although this inflammation can occur anywhere along the digestive tract, it typically affects the end of the small intestine and the colon. This can cause the intestines to empty more frequently, resulting in chronic diarrhea.
Genetic problems, certain types of infections, problems with the immune system, and the environment are being looked at as possible causes of Crohn's disease. However, an exact cause remains to be discovered. In addition, the illness does not appear to be caused by stress, anxiety, or the foods you eat. Crohn's disease does not have a cure at this time, but treatment can help people with this condition manage their symptoms and live active lives.
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