Crohn’s Disease and Extra-Intestinal Problems, Part 4

Crohn’s Disease and Extra-Intestinal Problems, Part 4
Fourth in a series about Crohn's disease and extra-intestinal problems and IBD-related symptoms. Read parts one here, two here, and three here.   Crohn's disease can lead to many other extra-intestinal complaints and ailments. As such, the fourth installment of this series will focus on additional problems or conditions that can happen in your other organs and blood. With a diagnosis of Crohn’s or colitis, the bowels often aren’t the only part of the body to have inflammation. The entire body is often involved in the suffering. From top to bottom, Crohn's disease and IBD can affect you anywhere. Complications can happen with any form of autoimmune disease through symptoms, sickness, or added complaints. Crohn's patients — and all IBD sufferers — can experience extra-intestinal symptoms and sometimes other problems. As with any diagnosis, it could affect your body in several ways, and these extra-intestinal ailments are a few of the symptoms IBD patients can face after diagnosis. Extra-intestinal ailments involving the blood and the organs beyond the bowels can be life-changing and even life-threatening. Medications, such as Imuran (azathioprine) or other biologics, can cause harm to liver and kidney functions. Beyond the bowels, other organs and systems are affected. From malnutrition to kidney stones, and gallbladder disease to colon cancer, IBD and Crohn's disease can put you at risk. Organs: Liver, pancreatic, or gallbladder diseases can occur. Patients also may suffer deficiencies in nutrients, jaundice, and anemia w
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