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.
My Crohn's Disease Story. What is Crohn's Disease? What causes it? It's a Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD. Crohn's is similar to Ulcerative Colitis. I'm just a teen struggling to live with this illness. I use the injection pen medicine Humira Adalimumab to treat my painful flare ups.This is my story battling this condition. Visiting Doctors in the hospital for surgeries. You go to the bathroom a lot and are always sick. You always have to have a positive view on life.