Once a person with Crohn’s disease receives medical and/or surgical treatment:
When it comes to people with Crohn’s in remission, here are the estimated percentages of patients who experience relapses of flares:
I made it very clear with my doctor from the beginning, I wanted to know everything.
Serious complications are possible. Complications of Crohn’s are referred to as local or systemic.
Complications may occur when intestinal inflammation is:
It’s uncommon to die specifically from Crohn’s disease or its complications. But people with Crohn’s have a slightly higher overall mortality rate compared to the general healthy population.
While there is no cure for Crohn’s—while also knowing it can progress and symptoms can get worse over time—it’s important to remember that you and your doctor may be able to get your disease under control. Recognizing the signs and getting treatment right away is key. That’s why having open conversations with your doctor and being prepared for every appointment is crucial to managing your Crohn’s.
Speak openly with your doctor about how much your Crohn's is truly impacting you. Make a personal action plan to see how much of your time your disease is affecting and get customized steps to help you and your doctor get control of your disease.
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*Eligibility restricted to patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.