Crohns DiseaseInfo Center
Inflammatory bowel diseases are serious conditions on their own. But they also can lead to life-threatening complications that may extend to organs beyond the digestive system — even to the heart.
Some studies have shown Crohn’s disease patients to have more cavities and other dental problems. Are these problems related to the disease, dental hygiene or other risk factors?
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of low bone density. Vitamin deficiency appears to be only one factor increasing the risk.
Depression is more common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in the general population, but some people with IBD have an even higher risk for depression.
Medications can treat symptoms of Crohn’s disease, but the disease often remains active. Researchers recently studied whether a combination of medications might work better than one by itself.
Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D may play an important role in keeping older adults healthy, according to one new study.
Crohn's disease can cause unpleasant symptoms, and for some patients, surgery may be needed. But one common medication could lower the risk of going under the knife.
Successful treatment of bowel inflammation in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can still sometimes result in an irritated bowel. Help for these symptoms may come from an unlikely source.
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released its official recommendations for the treatment of Crohn’s disease — an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
Young children with inflammatory bowel conditions can face an even more unpleasant illness than their adult counterparts. The authors of a new study explored a possible new treatment.