Stress in many different forms can worsen Crohn’s disease.
Stressful psychological or economic conditions – and even divorce – can have harmful effects on patients with Crohn’s, a Ben-Gurion University study revealed.
The research, performed at the School of Health Sciences and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, was aimed at helping patients cope better with the chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and improve their quality of life.
The gastroenterological condition was named after Dr. Burrill Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues. It isn’t the same as ulcerative colitis, which is another type of IBD. The symptoms are similar, but the areas affected in the gastrointestinal tract are different.
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