Crohn’s disease, is an inflammatory bowel disease, that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth all the way to the anus.
It can cause a wide variety of symptoms, mainly consisting of abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss.
Crohn’s, however can also cause symptoms externally, and away from the gastro tract.
These symptoms include complications like skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration.
The cause of the health issue is believed to be a result of the immune system attacking the gastro tract and causing inflammation in and around those areas.
The disease equally affects both males and females and there is evidence to suggest it can be passed along during birth.
In Western society, the health issue affects around 1 in 50 people, and its symptoms generally begin showing around the early twenties and it peaks again later in life, at around age fifty to seventy.
While there is no cure for the disease at this stage, there is a wide range of options to control symptoms and treat the problem, maintaining remission, and preventing relapse.
At this stage, the exact cause of Crohn’s disease is still unknown.
It is believed to come about from a combination of environmental factors and genes.
If you feel you are experiencing, or have experienced, any of the typical symptoms, ten it is advised you contact a doctor who could perform a colonoscopy to confirm if Crohn’s disease is present.