Crohn's disease is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases. It can cause inflammation along the gastrointestinal tract. Usually, it occurs at the end of the small bowel and on into the opening of the colon. Crohn's disease often affects the thickness of the bowel walls. This disease is chronic. That means patients often experience times when the condition triggers a lot of symptoms. Then weeks or months may pass with little to no occurrences at all.
Diarrhea is very common for patients with Crohn's Disease. Severe cramping in the stomach and the intestines causes loose bowel movements. Diarrhea can accompany any type of digestive or intestinal problem, including stomach flu. However, when other Crohn's disease symptoms accompany it, make an appointment with a physician. Over-the-counter medications should provide temporary relief from this symptom. Drink plenty of liquids, because diarrhea can also contribute to dehydration.
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