Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey Medical Center home Penn State Hershey: Patient Care home Penn State Hershey: Education home Penn State Hershey: Research home Penn State Hershey: Community home
Penn State Hershey Health Information Library
  Library Home
  Find A Physician
  Find A Practice
  Request An Appointment
  Search Clinical Studies
  Classes and Support Groups
  Ask A Health Librarian
  Subscribe to eNewsletters


Penn State Hershey Health Information Centers
  Bone and Joint
  Cancer
  Children
  Heart
  Men
  Neurology
  Pregnancy
  Seniors
  Women

        Follow Us

Health Tip: Understanding Crohn's Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Though the exact cause is unknown, both genetic and environmental factors may play a role.

Crohn's disease can develop at any age, with the most common age of diagnosis being in a person's 20s. Most commonly, patients have symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal cramps and weight loss, says MedlinePlus.

To manage Crohn's disease, good nutrition is essential.

Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.