Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum), but it can affect other parts of the gastrointestinal tract as well. Crohn’s is sometimes confused with ulcerative colitis, which only impacts the innermost colon lining. Physicians do not know exactly what causes Crohn’s disease, but it does tend to run in families and typically starts between ages 15 and 35.
Symptoms of Crohn’s can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding and weight loss. Although there is no cure, the condition can be managed with medications, bowel rest and surgery.
We offer many of the latest medications used to manage Crohn’s Disease, including biologics, which are injectable drugs that help regulate the immune system. Many doctors suspect that the immune system plays an important role in managing Crohn’s Disease.