What is Crohn’s Disease?

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Overview:

A recent study suggests that a two-drug combination may offer a new way to treat inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease.

About Crohn’s Disease:

  • It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • It is a chronic, or long-term condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract.
  • Causes: It is not clear what causes Crohn’s disease. Experts suggest that it may stem from an abnormal reaction of the immune system. 
  • Although it typically starts in childhood or early adulthood, Crohn’s disease can develop at any age.
  • Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people, most commonly the small intestine.
  • Symptoms: The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are diarrhoea, cramping and pain in your abdomen, anaemia, altered appetite, and weight loss. 
  • Treatment: There's no known cure for Crohn's disease, but therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms.

 


Q1) What is Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that describes disorders involving long-standing (chronic) inflammation of tissues in your digestive tract. Types of IBD include: Ulcerative colitis. This condition involves inflammation and sores (ulcers) along the lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.

Source: Study reveals how microbes in guts suggest new approach to treat inflammatory bowel diseases