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What is Crohn’s Disease

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

Although there is some relationship to inherited characteristics the food we eat is frequently the main irritant in bringing Crohn’s disease into full bloom. By changing diet Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can frequently be alleviated.