Health & Wellbeing — Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel disease
Approximately 150,000 people suffer from either Crohn’s or colitis in the UK. There are more than 5,000 new cases diagnosed each year and research has shown that the number of people with Crohn’s is rising.

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Crohn's Disease & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn's Disease & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What is Crohn's disease?  Named after Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn, the physician who first described the condition in 1932, Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder - a broad title used to describe any condition which involves the intestines becoming swollen, inflamed and ulcerated. Ulcerative colitis is another example of an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Crohn's, in particular, is an unpleasant and painful condition, which results in inflammation of all the layers of the lining of the bowel. It causes ulcerations (breaks in the lining) of the small and large intestines (most commonly the ileum), but any area of the...

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