Crohn's Disease

What is Crohn's Disease?

a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae.

Symptoms:

Requires a medical diagnosis:

Crohn's disease can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, and fatigue. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.

Some pictures of Crohn's disease

Facts about Crohn's disease

-about 1.4 million Americans have Crohn’s disease

-In the years between 1992 and 2004, there was a 74 percent increase in doctor’s office visits due to Crohn’s disease.

-Crohn’s disease was the cause of 57,000 hospitalizations.

-Anyone can develop Crohn’s disease

Can you prevent Crohns disease ?

Crohn's disease cannot be prevented, because the cause is unknown.