Crohn’s Disease

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Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease can make a long-term impact on an individual’s life and sense of well-being. At Centers for Gastroenterology, our team of skilled physicians has the knowledge and compassion to help those with Crohn’s disease live a better quality of life. There is now an array of treatment options available to help curb symptoms and achieve remission. 

What is Crohn’s Disease? 

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that leads to persistent inflammation of the tissues in the digestive tract. This condition can affect multiple areas, though it is most often rooted in the small intestine. It can spread to other areas of the digestive tract, as well. An exact cause has not been identified, but this disease is more prevalent in people who have a familial history of the disease, as well as people who may have unusual immune responses. 

This disease can cause incredibly uncomfortable symptoms for patients, ranging from mild symptoms to debilitating ones. These symptoms can develop over a period of time or emerge suddenly, and they can also seem to disappear and reemerge. Symptoms typical of Crohn’s disease include: 

  • Diarrhea or blood during bowel movements 
  • Fever 
  • Tiredness 
  • Discomfort or pain in the abdominal region 
  • Sores in the mouth 
  • Unexpected weight loss 
  • Pain and/or drainage in the anal area 
  • Inflammation of other body parts, including eyes, joints, and liver 
  • Anemia 
  • In children, delayed development 

How is Crohn’s Disease Treated?

As of right now, there is no exact cure for Crohn’s disease. However, treatment can help to greatly reduce symptoms and improve physical well-being. Medication is the most popular option for treating Crohn’s disease, with a range of medications available, including steroids, medications that target the immune system, and anti-inflammatory agents. In some cases, dietary changes may be recommended. Surgical options are also available to address blockages, remove damaged areas, or close fistulas.


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Contact Us Today to Discuss Crohn’s Disease

If you are interested in discussing Crohn’s disease treatments with our team, please contact our Fort Collins, CO office today. Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled physicians.



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