It is a chronic condition that affects the digestive system’s lining.
It is possible to experience inflammation throughout the digestive system, including the mouth and the back passage, but it most commonly occurs at the end of the small intestine (ileum) or at the beginning of the large intestine (colon).
Here are some examples of common symptoms:
- Having diarrhea
- Pain in the abdomen
- Tiredness (extreme fatigue)
- Loss of weight unintentionally
- Blood and mucus in the stool
The symptoms of Crohn’s disease can sometimes go unnoticed for long periods of time or be very mild. In this case, the disease is in remission. A period of remission may be followed by periods of flare-ups and difficulty.
To discuss diagnosis and treatment options, please book an appointment with our specialist.
To learn more about Crohn`s disease, please click on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/crohns-disease/
Dr Ibrahim Yahli MD MRCPsych