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    1. Crohn's Disease - Medications

      Learn about medications to treat Crohn's disease.

    2. Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

      Learn how to treat mild symptoms of Crohn's disease.

    3. Crohn's Disease: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

      Sometimes symptoms of Crohn's disease can develop outside the digestive tract in other parts of the body (systemic symptoms),including the eyes,liver,blood,and bones. These systemic symptoms suggest that the immune system is involved in Crohn's disease. Systemic symptoms can include: 1 Joint problems,which occur in 5% to 20% of people who have Crohn's disease. Some people develop ...

    4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

    5. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

    6. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

      Caring for your ostomy is an important part of maintaining your quality of life. You will need to: Empty your pouch as needed.Replace your pouching system every 4 to 7 days. This may include measuring your stoma (the exposed section of intestine) and cutting the barrier to size. For children and infants, the pouching system usually needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 days.Care for your skin and ...

    7. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

      What is Crohn's disease? Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation or ulceration of the digestive tract.

    8. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

      It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work,participate in sports and physical activities,be intimate with your partner,and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy,how well a medicine is absorbed depends on how much functioning intestine you have and the form of the medicine. Coated ...

    9. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?

    10. Crohn's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

      Factors that may increase your risk of developing Crohn's disease include having a family history of Crohn's disease and smoking cigarettes.

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