Hey guys, have had a recent upswing in traffic here at the living with crohn's disease blog (livingwithcrohnsdisease.blogspot.com) and just wanted to welcome the new visitors. Feel free to comment or share your stories and advice about living with crohn's disease. Have a great weekend.
Also, have seen an increase in traffic in those looking for basic Crohn's Disease information and am hearing the question "What is Crohn's Disease?" Quick refresher for those folks:
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.)