There has been a lot that has been done to raise more awareness of Crohn’s Disease on a large scale, and it’s likely that even if you don’t know exactly what it is it’s likely that you will already have heard of Crohn’s disease by now – at least vaguely through some form of media. It’s more common than it was twenty years ago, so you might even know someone personally who has struggled with Crohn’s.
Whether you’ve heard of it before or not, you should pay attention to some of these symptoms of Crohn’s that you should watch out for. With the right adaptations to your lifestyle and the right kind of treatment, Crohn’s is a very manageable condition. Take a look at some of these symptoms if you suspect that either you or someone you know might have it.
1. Weight Loss
First, we have to tell you more about the basics of Crohn’s disease: It’s an inflammatory bowel disease that’s considered to be much in the same class as other diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS: If you find that you often have to deal with stomach pain and general digestive discomfort while trying to get through the day, then you should consider the fact that you might be suffering from some type of digestive issue and make an appointment with your doctor to find out what as soon as you can.
If you’ve been experiencing weight loss that you can’t find a dietary cause for, then it could be one of the symptoms that points to Crohn’s and we’d strongly suggest that you get your doctor to take a closer look. Any kind of sudden weight loss warrants a visit to the doctor, even if it doesn’t turn out to be Crohn’s.