NewsCould Compound in Artificial Sweeteners Worsen Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria
(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease causes portions of the digestive tract to swell. This can trigger pain and cause the intestines to empty frequently.
Swelling and scar tissue can trigger dangerous complications, including a blockage in the intestines, the U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says.
The agency says additional complications of Crohn's could include:
Ulcers called fistulas that form in the intestinal tract and may tunnel to surrounding tissue.
Malnutrition or vitamin deficiencies.
Slowed growth in children.
Bone problems, including osteoporosis.