Crohn’s disease is one of the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); the other type is Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition in which any part of the digestive tract, starting from mouth to the anus, gets inflamed and swollen while deep sores called ulcers develop in the tissues lining that underlying part. The disease affects different parts of gastrointestinal tract (GI) in different people, but it mostly occurs in the last part of small intestine and the large intestine (colon). The disease can become mild or less painful for some patients while it can even lead to life-threatening complications for others, but early diagnosis and proper treatment plan can help to avoid these severe complications.
Here, we briefly explain the basics of Crohn’s disease which gives you a broader understanding of different aspects of the condition: