Crohn's Disease CIANNY CORNING

What is Crohn's?

Crohn's disease is a disease that usually affects the small intestine and less commonly the colon, but it is capable of involving the remainder of the gastrointestinal tract (the mouth, esophagus, and stomach).

Other names for Crohn's disease include granulomatous enteritis, regional enteritis, ileitis, and granulomatous colitis when it involves the colon.

Symptoms

Pain areas: in the abdomen, joints, or rectum

Pain: can be mild or severe

Gastrointestinal (like stomach): bloating, blood in stool, bowel obstruction, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or flatulence

Whole body: fatigue, fever, or loss of appetite

Abdominal: cramping or tenderness

Treatments

Crohn’s is not curable.

Medications like steroids are used to slow the progression

If medication doesn’t work, a patient might need Bowel Resection, which is a surgery that removes a part of the intestine.

Patients with Crohn's disease may need screening for colorectal cancer.

Medicine used to slow doown disease

Does the Disease Kill?

The disease does not kill, but if it is not treated the correct way then it could lead into cancer.

Extra

The disease is very rare, with less than 200,000 cases in the US per year.

Usually the disease affects people in their teen or thirties.

Crohn’s was named after Doctor Burrill B. Crohn in 1932.

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