Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can occur at any age, but is most prevalent between 15 and 35 years. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.
Very similar to ulcerative colitis, it differs in the parts of the digestive tract it impacts, mostly being found in the end of the small intestine and the beginning of the colon. Ulcerative colitis is in the colon and while it only focuses on the innermost lining of the colon, Crohn’s affects the entire thickness of the bowel wall and can be in patches between diseased intestines.
Crohn’s disease typically has recurring flare-ups and remission.
The physicians at Atlantic Digestive Specialists can properly diagnose if you have Crohn’s disease or any other digestive problem.
Signs & Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
- Abdominal Pain
- Rectal Bleeding
- Urgent need to move bowels
- Sensation of incomplete evacuation
Other Signs & Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetitite
- Skin rash
- Inflammation of the eye
- Bowel obstruction
- Night sweats
- Loss of normal menstrual cycle
Causes of Crohn’s Disease
- Immune System
- Diet and stress
Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease
- Radiologic Tests
- Blood Tests
Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
- Lifestyle Changes
You can trust the highly experienced, board-certified gastroenterologists at Atlantic Digestive Specialists to provide you with personal care and the latest diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Experts in treating Crohn’s disease, contact us now.