Crohn's Disease

Progression of Crohn's Disease

Since there is no cure for Crohn's disease, natural or otherwise (see Natural Cures for Crohn's Disease), Crohn's disease usually requires lifelong treatment. By seeing your healthcare professional for regular exams and treatment, and taking an active role in relieving your symptoms, you may be able to keep Crohn's disease from interfering with your daily life.

How Does Crohn's Disease Differ From Ulcerative Colitis?

While Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease, they do differ. Some differences include:
  • Which parts of the digestive tract are inflamed
  • Whether the inflammation is continuous or occurs in patches
  • How deep the inflammation goes into the intestinal wall.
Because of these differences, a person with Crohn's disease may also have different symptoms and be at risk for different complications (see Complications of Crohn's Disease).

Crohn's Disease Information

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