Crohn’s disease

If you have Crohn's disease (CD), you can experience swelling of any part of the digestive system, from the mouth all the way to the anus. People of any age can have CD, but most people start experiencing symptoms when they are young adults.1

It is thought that around 1.7 million people across Europe are living with Crohn’s disease (CD).

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Symptoms of Crohn’s disease

No two people have the exact same experience with CD, but if you are living with the disease, at some point you will likely experience:3,4
 

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Diarrhoea

Weight loss

tummy pain

Blood in stool

Tiredness

Low grade fever

The pattern of flare-ups and remission is hard to predict. You may have symptoms all the time, but you might also have long remission periods without symptoms.4

 

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References

1.    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Overview of Crohn's disease. Available at: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-crohns-disease/overview. [Last accessed October 1, 2019]
2.    Ng SC, et al. Lancet. 2017;390(10114):2769–78.
3.    Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease. Available at: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/what-is-crohns-disease/symptoms. [Last accessed October 1, 2019]
4.    Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Crohn’s Disease. Available at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/crohns-disease. [Last accessed October 1, 2019]

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