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8 Common Complications of Crohn’s Disease

Common complications in Crohn’s disease.

Crohn’s disease is primarily a disease of the digestive system but many patients will also suffer from complications that can affect the gut such as fistulas, strictures, and perforations. However, Crohn’s disease complications are not just confined to the gastrointestinal system, they can affect other areas of the body according to Crohn’s and Colitis UK and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Anemia
Anemia refers to a lower than normal level of red blood cells which can cause patients to suffer from headaches and shortness of breath, and feel weak, dizzy, and fatigued.

Liver Inflammation 
Liver inflammation may occur in Crohn’s disease although this is usually fairly mild and only 5 percent of Crohn’s patients go on to develop liver disease.

Skin Problems
Blisters and ulcers may appear on the skin and some patients may experience red swellings on their legs.

Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers are a common complication connected to Crohn’s disease.

Read full article: 8 Common Complications of Crohn’s Disease | IBD News Today

Read Full Article: 8 Common Complications of Crohn’s Disease | IBD News Today

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