Shannen Doherty Quote on Life with Crohn’s
The actress Shannen Doherty is incredibly outspoken. In her current battle with breast cancer, she is sharing details on social media and in media interviews. In the past, she was just as vocal about her life with IBD. With this Crohn’s quote, Shannen Doherty gives us a glimpse of the not so glamorous side of acting when IBD starts acting up.
Crohn’s disease is a lifelong illness that Doherty has dealt with since childhood. More than a decade ago she told Star Magazine, “There’s nothing sexy about women saying: ‘I’ve got to go to the bathroom right now.”
Our immune system is supposed to protect us from foreign bodies, pathogens, and consequent infections, but in IBD (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), the immune system mistakes the body’s own microbes, food, and other materials for foreign bodies and attacks the intestine. The attack leads to a release of white blood cells at the sites, which causes inflammation.