Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
Ethan is an amazing boy who was diagnosed earlier this year with an extremely rare blood disease- Atypical HUS. Less than 500 people in the US have this disease. Not once has he complained or felt sorry for himself. He truly is a strong warrior! Follow his journey at
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We recently had the pleasure of talking to Theresa Sweeny, co-founder to GT23 Foundation, a non--profit organization to help promote awareness and research for Gaucher's Type 2 and 3. At present, most awareness and most treatment for Gaucher's disease is focused on Gaucher's Type 1. It now has several treatment options....
I recorded this video so I could properly show people what I mean when I say I have hypermobile joints. I didn't include everything I can do, but I think I documented the main ones.
For the record, I have a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobile type.
Ms.Pontello is a marriage and family therapist living with Type 1 Gaucher's Disease. Hear her inspiring story from when she was diagnosed with Gaucher's at the age of six through her journey undergoing treatment and living a full life.
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Jenny Raduenz was born with her intestines on the outside of her body, and has undergone many surgeries during her 24 years. She has short gut syndrome - her small intestine is just 180 centimeters long; the typical length is 22 or 23 feet. Raduenz calls the UW Health Pediatric...