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What is Crohn's Disease?

Description of the disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that can affect any part of the digestive system. The main features of this disease include inflammation of the intestinal wall and ulcers.


  • Crohn's disease can be classified depending on the location of the involvement: terminal ileitis, colitis, gastroduodenitis, etc.
  • It can also be classified by severity: mild, moderate, severe.


Symptoms of Crohn's disease vary depending on the location and severity of the disease, but typically include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite.


While the exact causes of Crohn's disease are not known, genetics, environment, and the immune system are believed to play a role in its development.


Diagnosis of Crohn's disease involves various methods such as colonoscopy, biopsy, CT scans, MRI, and others.


Treatment for Crohn's disease may include medication, surgery, diet, and lifestyle changes.


Prevention of Crohn's disease includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding stress, and eating a balanced diet.


A gastroenterologist is required for the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease.

Please note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.