Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that occurs most commonly in the small intestine and the colon. It can affect your gastrointestinal tract (GI) from your mouth to your anus. While it isn’t clear what causes Crohn’s disease, it’s typically a combination of your immune system, genes, and environment.
While a cure for Crohn’s disease is not currently available, a provider will suggest a mix of medications and dietary changes. Additionally, there are several surgical options that can be helpful.