How Does Crohns Disease Affect the Body?

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How Does Crohns Disease Affect the Body?

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Statistics Crohn’s disease is condition that affects the digestive tract and is considered a form of inflammatory bowel disease. According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Crohn’s disease affects at least 500,000 individuals in the United States. There is no known cure for the disease and the exact cause is unknown, but Crohn’s disease tends to run in families, and young adults are more apt to be diagnosed with Crohn’s than other age groups. Diarrhea and Bleeding Diarrhea is a common symptom of Crohn’s disease. The diarrhea may be mild, or frequent and chronic. Some people with Crohn’s disease may have symptoms diminish and reoccur without warning. The diarrhea may be accompanied by blood in the stool. In severe cases, rectal bleeding may not be associated with passing stool and may lead to anemia or other complications if not treated. Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain often accompanies Crohn’s disease. The pain may occur with or without diarrhea, and the severity v

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