Damaging inflammation may be the underlying cause of your Crohn’s symptoms.1

One of the best ways to help manage your Crohn’s disease is to learn more about it. The fact is, Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to
flare-ups.

For more than half a million American men and women who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s, inflammation is at the root of their Crohn's disease symptoms.1

While the exact cause of Crohn’s remains unknown, researchers now believe that a combination of genetics, environmental factors, and an abnormal immune response may result in the damaging inflammation of the digestive tract.1

Abdominal pain and cramping are two of the many Crohn's disease symptoms.

These Crohn’s disease symptoms, which range from mild to severe2 and vary widely from person to person, may also include1:

  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Feeling of need to move bowels
  • Constipation

Sidestepping your Crohn's symptoms may be avoiding the problem.

Many people cope from day to day by sidestepping their Crohn's symptoms. They may change their diets, skip meals, or avoid certain public places.

But all this effort to sidestep your symptoms doesn't do much to address them. If you find yourself sidestepping your Crohn's symptoms, maybe it's time to speak with your doctor about what’s going on.

Use this interactive tool to help you have a more informed discussion.

Did you know?

Crohn’s is a
chronic disorder.

Most experts think
Crohn's disease is an
abnormal immune
response that may
result in damaging
inflammation of the
digestive tract.