Crohn's Disease

Discover what Crohn's disease is

What is Chrohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease belongs to a group of diseases know as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This disease mostly effects the ileum, which is also known as the "small bowel" but it can also effect any part of the gastrointestinal. Some signs that you might have developed Crohn's disease are, persistant diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent needs to move the bowels, and abdominal cramps. These are just a few of the many symptoms of the disease. Crohn's disease affects many people, men and woman, and can be caused at any age, but is mostly found in adolescents or young adults. There is no real known cause to the disease but scientist and doctors believe that it can come from genetics or environmental issues. Like it was said earlier, Crohn's disease can be caused by genetics, so if you live in a family that is prone to the disease, it is more than likely that you will also develop it as well.

Treatment and how it can be prevented

How can Chrohn's disease be treated and prevented?

The main way to treat Chrohn's disease is to simply take medicine that can stop the inflammation in the bowel track. But there have been many cases that have gotten serious enough that it may lead to you using stronger medicine with the mix of surgery. Unfortunately Crohn's disease can not be cured because it is not really known where or why it is caused, but there can be steps for the symptoms to be reduced.