Crohn’s disease

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022

Crohn's disease is a long-lasting condition that causes inflammation of the cellular lining of the digestion system. Crohn's disease can impact people of all ages, including children. People with Crohn's disease in some cases choose lengthy periods without symptoms or with very mild symptoms. Children with Crohn's disease might grow at a slower rate than anticipated, because the swelling can protect against the body absorbing nutrients from food. The cause of Crohn's disease is unknown. There's no evidence to recommend a certain diet plan can cause Crohn's disease, although nutritional changes can manage specific symptoms and may be recommended by your specialist or dietitian. The fact that Crohn's disease is more common in some ethnic groups than in others also suggests that genes plays a crucial role. Most typically, Crohn's influences your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine. Nevertheless, the disease can influence any part of your digestive system system, from your mouth to your anus. Ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis are other common types of IBD. Crohn's disease usually starts gradually and can worsen over time. You may have periods of remission that can last for weeks or years. Researchers estimate that more than half a million people in the United States have Crohn's disease. One of the most common symptoms of Crohn's disease are abdominal pain, commonly in the lower right abdomen area, and looseness of the bowels. The symptoms of Crohn's disease are very comparable to those of ulcerative colitis, other than that Crohn's disease can happen anywhere along the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, while ulcerative colitis is limited to the large digestive tract. Your primary physician will start by inquiring about your case history and symptoms. CT enterography is a special CT check that is better able to picture the small intestinal tract. Body MRI is a large machine that uses a strong electromagnetic field and radio waves to develop detailed pictures of body organs and other soft tissues in the abdominal area.

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