Tuesday, August 7, 2007

What is Crohn's Disease Anyways

As most all of you know, I (Scott) have Crohn's Disease.

At Some point I will dedicate some time to making this page a bit more informative. In the meantime, here is some basic information on Crohn's Disease:

What IS Crohn's Anyway?
An estimated 500,000 Americans have Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.In my case, the disease is centralized near my terminal ilieum (near the colon). There's no known medical cure for Crohn's disease. However, therapies are available that may greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and even bring about a long-term remission. (When healthly I take about 16 pills a day, when in a flare up, I lose count.)

Are there famours people with Crohn's Disease?

Yeah, some people you may know include:
Mike McCready, Pearl Jam Guitarist
Anastacia Kirkland, singer
Theo Fleury – NHL
Shane Corson– NHL
David Garrard - NFL
Shannon Doherty, actress
Dwight Eisenhower
Marvin Bush, Dubya's brother
George "the animal" Steele, legendary wrestler

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