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Crohn’s Disease

When you have Crohn’s disease, your immune system attacks your intestines or other parts of your digestive tract. Crohn’s has no cure, but doctors at Rush can help those who have it manage their disease and live full lives.

Crohn's disease: what you should know

  • Crohn’s is a common type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is not the same as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • While the causes of Crohn’s remain unknown, researchers have identified some risk factors. People who smoke, people younger than 35 and people of Eastern European Jewish descent all have an increased risk of developing Crohn’s.
  • Food needs and sensitivities vary among people with Crohn’s. Experts at Rush can help you figure out a diet that works for you.

How can I get help for Crohn’s disease?

These are the most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease:

Having these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you have Crohn’s. Many other conditions have similar symptoms.

Experts at Rush can draw on their decades of experience to find the root of your problem. We welcome patients seeking second opinions.