Definition & Facts for Crohn’s Disease

What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in your digestive tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of your digestive tract, from your mouth to your anus. Learn more about your digestive system and how it works. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel…

Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

How do doctors treat Crohn’s disease? Doctors treat Crohn’s disease with medicines, bowel rest, and surgery. No single treatment works for everyone with Crohn’s disease. The goals of treatment are to decrease the inflammation in your intestines, to prevent flare-ups of your symptoms, and to keep you in remission. Medicines Many people with Crohn’s disease need medicines. Which medicines your doctor…