Explaining the Basics of Crohn’s Disease

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In this video from Gut Instinct, Loïs explains Crohn’s disease for those who have heard of the disease but don’t know all the details.

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She shares that Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease and a chronic condition; there isn’t a cure and patients have to manage the symptoms for life. Crohn’s is an autoimmune disease meaning the immune system begins to attack the body instead of defending it, in the case of Crohn’s, it attacks the intestines.

Inflammatory bowel disease patients will need to take a variety of medications to help control the symptoms of the disease. Loïs explains that she has to take different anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, and vitamin supplements and is about to begin immunosuppressive therapy.

MORE: Three tips to aid digestion if you have an IBD.

IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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