Information in simple English

What is Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is a kind of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can cause digestive tract inflammation resulting in stomach pain, severe diarrhoea, exhaustion, weight loss, and malnutrition.

Crohn's disease is thought to be caused by a mix of environmental, immunological, and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals

What are symptoms of Crohn's disease?

  • abdominal pain  
  • diarrhoea (maybe bloody)
  • fever
  • weight loss 

What are dangers of Crohn's disease?

  • anemia
  • skin rashes
  • arthritis
  • bowel cancer