Frequently Asked Questions on Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn''''s Disease?

Chrohn''''s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. This disease causes ulcerations in the small and large intestines, but it may affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

What are the symptoms of crohn''s disease?

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Less common symptoms include poor appetite, fever, night sweats, rectal pain, and rectal bleeding. In some cases, individuals with Crohn''s disease may also develop symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract; these symptoms include arthritis, skin rash, and inflammation of the iris of the eye. Extreme bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation with some diarrhea are unusual symptoms of Crohn''s disease

What are the possible causes of a chrohn''s disease?

Crohn''s disease may be due to an abnormal response of the immune system. Food or bacteria in the intestines, or even the lining of the bowel that may cause the uncontrolled inflammation associated with Crohn''s disease.

What complications can crohn''s disease cause?
Complications due to crohn’s disease include:
  • obstruction and perforation of the small intestine,
  • abscesses (collections of pus),
  • fistulae, and
  • intestinal bleeding.
How is Crohn''s disease treated?

There is no cure for the crohn’s disease but treatment can be undertaken 

  • to reduce inflammation by prescribed pain killers and abdominal binders
  • to relieve symptoms of pain, diarrhea, and bleeding
  • to eliminate nutritional deficiencies with supplements