Crohns disease Health Clinic
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract (gut), which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea and even malnutrition. It is estimated that around 15,000 people suffer with Crohn’s in Ireland.
Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gut. However, it most commonly occurs at the lower end of the small intestine, known as the ileum. Patient’s usually suffer from bouts of Crohn’s with periods of remission between them. The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.
A health clinic is a valuable first step in understanding your illness and how best to manage it. Book today.