Crohn's Disease

Learn more about the symptoms, care and treatment of Crohn's disease.


Crohn's disease is a chronic disorder involving inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Although any part of the GI tract can be affected by Crohn's disease, from the mouth to the anus, the area where the small intestine (terminal ileum) and colon (cecum) meet is the site most commonly involved. The inflammation can lead to a variety of sometimes severe symptoms. 

There is no cure for Crohn's disease. The goals of therapy are to get you feeling back to normal, keep you feeling normal, and reduce the number of recurrent flares. The hope is that by achieving these goals, you can live a normal life without limitations related to the disease.