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Crohn’s disease is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and irritation in your digestive tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects your small intestine and the beginning of your large intestine. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Crohn’s disease most often begins gradually and can become worse over time. You may have periods of remission that can last for weeks or years. Crohn’s disease can develop in people of any age and is more likely to develop in people:
The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are:
Other symptoms include:
Your symptoms may vary depending on the location and severity of your inflammation.
Doctors aren’t sure what causes Crohn’s disease. One cause of Crohn’s disease may be an autoimmune reaction—when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body. Experts think bacteria in your digestive tract can mistakenly trigger your immune system. This immune system response causes inflammation, leading to symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s disease sometimes runs in families. Research has shown that if you have a parent or sibling with Crohn’s disease, you may be more likely to develop the disease.
Some research suggests that stress, including the stress of living with Crohn’s disease, can make symptoms worse. Also, some people may find that certain foods can trigger or worsen their symptoms. A high-fat diet may also slightly increase your chance of getting Crohn’s disease. Smoking may double your chance of developing Crohn’s disease.
If you have Crohn’s disease in your large intestine, you may be more likely to develop colon cancer. If you receive ongoing treatment for Crohn’s disease and stay in remission, you may reduce your chances of developing colon cancer.