Healthy Living: Crohn’s, the Silent Disease

While a patient with Crohn’s disease looks healthy on the outside, chronic inflammation in the intestines can be waging war on his or her insides and many patients are too embarrassed to talk openly about it.

In Healthy Living, Courtney Hunter teaches us more about the disease, which often strikes when patients are in their teens or younger. 

Experts say the majority of Crohn’s patients can manage the disease with medication and many do not require surgery.

They’re still not sure what causes the condition, but say genetics and a trigger like a viral infection may play a role.

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