Detecting Crohn’s Disease Early Could Save Your Life

Crohn’s disease is a long lasting disease that causes inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract. It can affect any part of the digestive tract, which runs from a person’s mouth to the anus, but it usually affects the small intestine and beginning of the large intestine.

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis are other common types of IBD.

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There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but early detection can decrease the inflammation in your intestines, reduce symptoms, and prevent complications. Keep a close eye out for the following changes:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody Stools
  • Frequent Defecation
  • Weight Loss
  • Arthritis
  • Eye Pain
  • Gallstones
  • Skin Issues
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Perianal Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mouth Sores
  • Migraine
  • Anemia
  • Abdominal Swelling

If you think you might be exhibiting some of the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, it’s crucial that you see your doctor as soon as possible. Early stages of Crohn’s Disease don’t always show symptoms – which means you could live for some time without even realizing it is present.

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