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Dealing with Crohn’s Disease and Loose Stools | Everyday Health

Crohn’s disease and it’s symptoms.

Understanding a Common Symptom

Diarrhea is a common struggle for people with Crohn’s disease — and it can also exact a serious toll on their quality of life, triggering everything from sleep problems to anxiety to difficulty working.

“It’s one of the most frustrating symptoms of Crohn’s disease,” says James F. Marion, MD, a gastroenterologist, professor of medicine and gastroenterology, and director of education and outreach at the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Here’s what’s happening inside the body: Crohn’s disease causes episodes of acute inflammation (known as flares) in the colon, which interfere with water absorption as food passes through your system. When that occurs, people experience the loose and frequent bowel movements of diarrhea, according to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA). Here’s how to find relief.

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