Crohn’s disease is a chronic disorder that develops mainly in the colon or small intestine and affects the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease can lead to many complications including inflammation, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. The cause for Crohn’s disease has not yet been proven, but is likely due to certain factors including genetics, environment, and the immune system.

Crohn’s disease is currently treatable, but there is no cure. By understanding the different factors that may cause the disease, researchers can study new areas and learn more about how to treat it. Scientists are also currently studying different medications and treatments that will not only help control the symptoms and relieve pain, but will cure the disease.

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