Crohn's 101 - Overview

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Crohn's 101 - Overview This introductory video provides information on potential causes, symptoms, treatment and overall management of Crohn’s disease.

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00:00 Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease also known as

00:05 IBD it is a lifelong condition that causes parts of your digestive system

00:10 also known as your gastrointestinal tract or GI tract for short to become

00:16 inflamed with Crohn's disease the inflammation can go right through the

00:21 entire thickness of the intestinal wall Crohn's disease can affect any part of

00:28 your GI tract including the mouth esophagus stomach small intestine large

00:35 intestine which includes the colon and rectum or anus however it usually

00:42 affects a very end of your small intestine or your large intestine

00:46 although no one knows what causes crohn's disease researchers think it is

00:51 likely an interaction between your genes your immune system and something in the

00:57 environment your immune system usually protects you from foreign invaders such

01:03 as viruses and other organisms that make their way into your body by launching an

01:08 attack called an immune response in people with Crohn's disease something

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