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Are Crohn’s and Colitis the same thing?

The short answer: no. If you’d like to know the long answer, keep reading. The Similarities Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). Both of them are characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Both of these diseases are common among teenagers and young adults. They affect men and women equally and have very similar symptoms. Their causes are unknown, and they have similar contributing factors, such as an inappropriate ...

What to do when Crohn’s flares up?

Crohn’s disease usually varies between periods when it is in remission (which means you have few or no symptoms), and periods when it is flaring up (or active). Even if you are one of the most well-managed cases of Crohn’s disease, a flare-up can still happen occasionally. When you are experiencing it, your gastrointestinal tract might be inflamed, so you may have frequent or urgent bowel movements, bloody stool, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. You might also feel very tired, experience a ...

Celebrities that suffer from Crohn’s disease

Shannen Doherty The famous actress, director and producer best known for her roles in Beverly Hills, Charmed, and Heathers, revealed her Crohn’s disease diagnosis in a 1999 interview with Star Magazine. She also mentioned during this interview that she hadn’t spoken about it earlier because “it wasn’t very sexy” for a Hollywood star to deal with such a condition. Amy Brenneman The popular Hollywood actress famous for roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Judging Amy, has ...