Living with Crohn’s Disease

Living with Crohn's
Crohn’s disease can lead to reduced appetite, weight loss, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Frequent small meals, exercise and medication can help avoid flare ups

Crohn’s is a type of bowel disease. Living with Crohn’s Disease can lead to reduced appetite, weight loss, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Crohn’s disease is thought to occur when the body’s immune system attacks the gut.

This leads to gut inflammation which can cause bleeding and ulcers. Treatment may be needed to avoid potentially life threatening complications and flare ups. There is currently no cure for Crohn’s, but medications along with lifestyle changes can help you manage this condition.

Regular exercise is a good start and avoiding smoking can reduce your chances of a flare up. Placing a heat pack on your tummy and eating small, frequent meals instead of three big ones can make a difference too.

With the right treatment and management, people living with Crohn’s Disease may avoid flare ups for years or even decades at a time.

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