Crohn's disease is a bowel disease that affects many people, and has a huge impact on their lives – but many people know little about it. This brief guide explains the condition in more detail, from the symptoms to the potential treatments.
What Is Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is characterised by the inflammation of any part of the digestive system or gut. As Crohn's & Colitis UK explains, the part usually affected is the colon or the last part of the small intestine.
Many patients claim that going to the GP is a very stressful experience. This comes from the fact that the appointment time is very brief, in most cases it is ten minutes or less and also that you are allowed to discuss one problem at a time. Many patients, therefore, find themselves trying to give their medical history, current symptoms and a lot of other information within the short time frame the appointment should take.