Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that results from the swelling of the digestive tract anywhere from the mouth to the anus, but most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine, or the ileum.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and blood in the stool.  Crohn’s disease can affect both men and women through all age groups, but the disease tends to be diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 30.  There is a higher risk of developing this disease if a blood relative has already been diagnosed. There is no known cure for this disease, but with the proper therapies you can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms.