The common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include:
- Abdominal cramping or pain
- Blood in your stool
- Diarrhea, often with blood
- Mouth sores or ulcers
- Reduced appetite and weight loss
If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, you know that inflammation found in any part of the digestive system is the direct cause of the symptoms you experience during a flare-up. It can result in mild to severe anemia, nutritional deficiencies, pain, diarrhea, bleeding, fever, and/or difficulty passing gas or stool. Although it’s less common, inflammation can also cause ulcers in your mouth, esophagus, and stomach. These ulcers can create problems with chewing and swallowing, causing pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Crohn’s symptoms can result in severe complications such as abscesses, anal fissures, bowel obstructions, colon cancer, fistulas (an abnormal tract), strictures (narrowing of the small intestine, colon, and rectum), and ulcers.
Even though medications are available to provide some relief for some Crohn’s symptoms, there is no known cure. In the most severe cases, the complications of Crohn’s disease can become life-threatening and may require surgery.
When the symptoms are severe, don’t you wish something can relieve the pain safely without medication or surgery?