Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). It causes ulceration and inflammation, which affects the body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. It is a life-long condition with periods of good health and times when symptoms are more active. It is different for everyone with many people experiencing just a few flare-ups, while for others, it is a more severe disease.
Crohn’s Disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD, the other being Ulcerative Colitis. It is named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932.
The content on this page is provided solely for information purposes. If you think that you. or someone you care for, has Crohn's, please seek further information.
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