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Is Crohns Contagious NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Someone asked me this question the other day when we were talking about crohn's disease and so when I saw this post, I felt obliged to answer. It just highlighted the fact to me that the disease is still not understood and that it is important that people communicate about it as much as possible.

Crohn's disease is most definitely not contagious. It is actually an inflammatory bowel disease and the lining of the digestive tract becomes inflamed and this can be so painful that abdominal pain and diarrhoea can be experienced. The pain can be so bad that it can even lead to malnutrition. It doesn't just materialise in one area of the digestive tract either, this disease affects people on an individual level and so is varied.

It can spread and effects bowel tissue, and it is aggressive enough to affect somebody's life completely in every way and it can even be life-threatening.

If you know someone who has Crohn's disease, please understand that the symptoms are very real but that they will not spread from person to person. They can occur in family groups and in reality, if your parents had Crohn's disease you are much more likely to it have too.

No one knows the exact cause of Crohn's disease but and un-normal immune system response can be a cause as can heredity.

It is important that we talk about Crohn's disease so that people have a general understanding because it can affect male and femaleS of all ages and not only does it cause many physical symptoms but emotional ones too leading to feelings of depression.

Here is a link that might help.

Best wishes,


don;t worry
by: Anonymous


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