Crohn Disease

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Crohn's disease, or also known as Crohn Syndrome/regional enteritis, was first discovered and described by Dr. Burrill B. Crohn in 1932 and is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBDs are a group of inflammatory conditions that occur in your digestive system when contracted (Almost always in the gastrointestinal tract), with the most common place being the small intestine. IBD's are so efficient and deadly that they have resulted in an estimated 51,000 deaths in 2013. Crohn's disease is one of the most common IBDs and is special in the sense that it can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract including the colon and usually involves the entire thickness of the wall of the intestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract, or also known as the alimentary canal, is made up of the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, mouth, anus and intestines (Small and large). This gastrointestinal tract is split into two different sections, with the two different sections being aptly named the lower and upper. The lower gastrointestinal tract consists of the intestines and the anus, with the upper portion harbouring everything else. In short,…show more content…
It is highly speculated that it is caused by smoking too much, environmental problems, genetics or having an abnormal response of the immune system. The most In addition, it is proven that you are 20% more likely to contract Crohn's disease if you have relatives that had the disease or an IBD. Going along the same track, Jewish people who are of European descent have a greater risk to contract the disease (It is not known why). We do know that that Crohn's disease can affect humans of all ages, but it is primarily an illness for the young, affecting people as early as age thirteen to age thirty. Crohn's disease also is a disease that affects the old, primarily from sixty years and
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