Crohns DiseaseInfo Center

FDA Approves Rx to Treat Crohn's Disease in Kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for Crohn's disease in children. It is the first treatment for pediatric Crohn's approved to be administered at home.

IBD Could Affect Your Heart

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.

Dental Problems Plague Crohn’s Patients

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?

Factors Behind Low Bone Density in IBD

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of low bone density. Vitamin deficiency appears to be only one factor increasing the risk.

Risk Factors for Depression after IBD Diagnosis

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.

Rx Combo for Crohn's No Better Than Rx Alone

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.

Vitamin D May Bolster Immune System

Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D may play an important role in keeping older adults healthy, according to one new study.

Crohn's Rx May Lead to Less Surgery

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.

Depression Rx Used for IBD Symptoms

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.

AGA Recommendations for Crohn’s Disease Treatment

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released its official recommendations for the treatment of Crohn’s disease — an inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.