How to Control Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition affecting a person’s digestive tract, most commonly the end tip of the small intestine, the area where the large intestine begins and the anus and its surrounding area. The symptoms of this condition can be cause serious injury to the digestive tract.
The disease is also known as ileitis or regional enteritis. It is considered as inflammatory bowel disease, along with ulcerative colitis, another condition similar to it. These diseases are characterized by remissions and flares that are unpredictable. Crohn’s is chronic, meaning it is a long-term condition, sometimes lifetime. Once a person has it, it will stay with him forever in a series of flares and remissions.
The inflammation affects the interior of the intestines and may penetrate deep into the tissues of walls of the intestines, until it also affects the bowel areas. In the areas where the inflammation is intense, ulcers may develop. The ulcers can affect a wide area.
Otherwise, they are spots separated by tissues that are healthy and not affected by inflammation.