Impacting more than a million Americans from adolescence on up, Crohn’s disease is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the entire digestive tract. Although it’s not yet curable, Crohn’s is manageable. Because medical scientists have yet to determine whether Crohn’s disease is inherited or is initiated by a virus or bacterium, it cannot yet be prevented.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) impacts millions of Americans, including adolescents. Crohn’s disease is one of the two types of IBD, which targets any part of the gastrointestinal tract and produces symptoms that can greatly affect adolescents’ school performance and overall quality of life. Read on to learn about the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease