March 4, 2010

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation. It is classified as a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. There is evidence of a genetic link in Crohn's Disease.

Todays featured designer knows more than a bit about this condition. Her own daughter suffers from it.
"My daughter has had several surgeries and procedures since her pre-teen years. Life is never easy for a Crohn's patient, even when it is under control.

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and even malnutrition.

The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications."

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