Common symptoms of crohn’s disease as per experts
A chronic inflammation of the digestive tract that leads to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition..
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
- Abdominal pain and tenderness
- Feeling of a filled abdomen
- Diarrhea, which can be mixed with blood, mucus or pus in severe cases
- Weight loss
- Rectal bleeding
- Inflammation of the joints, eyes, and mouth
Children with crohn’s disease may report retarded growth or delayed sexual development.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
– The exact cause of crohn’s disease is not known. The following factors play a role:
- Family history
- Ethnicity, for example, crohn’s disease is commonly reported in Jews and Caucasians
- Autoimmunity: where the immune system attacks the body’s own cells
- Environmental factors such as cigarette smoke or pollution
→ Questions to ask your doctor