June 9, 2016

Crohn’s Disease

crohns_disease_purple_ribbon_a4_postcard-rd4a4a3a48c3540f1a0159b4b026cced7_vgbaq_8byvr_324The Discovery of Crohn’s Disease

The Discovery of Crohn’s Disease: Dr. Burrill Crohn’s met a 17-year-old boy in his private practice and his refused to accept the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis. This led to a scientific breakthrough and landmark paper in 1932 identifying the disease that today bears his name.

 

 

Crohn’s Symptoms

The Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain/Cramping
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced appetite

Treating Crohn’s

The treatment for Crohn’s disease can involve surgery, medicine or both.
There is currently no cure for the disease, and there is no one treatment that works for everyone. Doctors use one of two approaches to treatment — either “step-up,” which starts with milder drugs first, or “top-down,” which gives people stronger drugs earlier in the treatment process.

Mayo Clinic: Treating Crohn’s Disease 
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation: Treatments and Options
Crohn’s and Me Treatment Options

Crohn’s Support

CCFA Support Finder (online and offline)
You are not alone: Meet members of the Crohn’s Community

 

More information about Crohn’s Disease coming soon!