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6 Living with Crohn’s Facts for Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week


2. It’s Difficult to Maintain Weight

EveryDayHealth.com explains that sufferers often experience weight loss, and it’s not necessarily from additional trips to the bathroom. The medications used to control symptoms can end up curbing your appetite, so you eat less.

The other symptoms like pain and nausea can also make you less interested in what’s on your plate. In some cases, “nutrient malabsorption, gastrointestinal protein loss, or increased energy expenditure is the culprit,” adds the source. The amount of weight loss can vary depending on the section of bowel affected by the disease, it explains.

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