Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease affecting the digestive tract lining.

Conditions

Crohn's disease is one of the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can potentially affect any area of the digestive tract. Crohn's disease can include symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, small tears in the anus (anal fissures), and too few red blood cells (anemia). The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications. While there's no known cure for Crohn's disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn's disease are able to function well. Treatment might involve drugs, nutritional supplements, surgery, or a combination of these therapies. Treatment choices depend upon where the disease is located and how severe it is. They also depend on the complications associated with the disease and the way the person has responded in the past to treatment when symptoms recurred. Because Crohn's disease involves the immune system, you also may have symptoms outside the digestive tract. These may include joint pain, eye problems, a skin rash, or liver disease.

Medications

CIMZIA

CIMZIA is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. CIMZIA is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Plaque Psoriasis, Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. CIMZIA works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. CIMZIA works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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HUMIRA

HUMIRA is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. HUMIRA is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn's, Hidradenitis Suppurativa Ulcerative Colitis, Plaque Psoriasis, and Uveitis. HUMIRA works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. HUMIRA works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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REMICADE

REMICADE is a prescription medication called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. REMICADE is used to help patients with several autoimmune diseases including Crohn's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Plaque Psoriasis. REMICADE works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. REMICADE works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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ENTYVIO

ENTYVIO is a prescription medication used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases including both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's. ENTYVIO works by blocking the actions of a certain natural substance in the body which helps to decrease swelling (inflammation) in the gut, which lessens symptoms and may slow or stop damage from these bowel disorders.

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STELARA

STELARA is a prescription medication used to treat several autoimmune diseases including Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Crohn's, and Ulcerative Colitis. STELARA works to achieve and maintain remission of these autoimmune diseases. STELARA works by blocking one of the chemical messengers in the body associated with inflammation.

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