Crohn's Disease

Crohn's 360: The Science Behind Crohn's Disease

This 3-D computer rendering of the gastrointestinal tract shows where Crohn's disease affects your body, and provides a starting place to understand what you can do to control the condition when it strikes.

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Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the GI tract.  Crohn's usually affects the small intestine but can affect the entire GI tract including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum.  With Crohn's disease damage along the GI tract causing painful symptoms and sometimes blockage is thought to be caused by the immune system attacking the digestive tract.

Crohn’s is a chronic disease that can flare into activity at any time.  By following a medication regimen and dietary guidelines carefully, Crohn’s disease can often be controlled.

Power Foods: 10 Foods to Eat During a Flare-Up

While eating certain foods can’t cure Crohn’s Disease, the proper diet can have a profound effect on your gastrointestinal tract.

Crohn's Dating 101

Being diagnosed with Crohn’s can be difficult, especially if you’re single.

Alternative Treatment Guide

Natural treatments like probiotics and fish oil may help ease your symptoms.

Which Exercise is Right for Me?

Crohn’s patients are constantly told that symptoms can be lessened by finding the right diet and exercise routine.

Finding the Right Specialist

Learn about the doctors that treat Crohn's disease and which may be best for you.

Crohn's Disease: Doctor Visit Guide

There are a number of important questions you should ask your doctor about during your next visit.