Ailments & Conditions

Living with Crohn’s disease Recognizing and Managing Flares

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It causes irritation and inflammation in the large intestine and bowel, which leads to digestive issues. Common symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal cramping or pain, fever, bloody stools, as well as weight loss. These problems may come and go frequently. While it is not always possible to predict flares of Crohn’s disease, some treatment options are available to help manage the symptoms. In the following sections, you will learn more about how to recognize and manage flares. [1]