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Crohns Disease Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Which doctor should I see for Crohn’s disease?

A: You will need to see a gastro-enterologist.

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Q: Does Crohn’s disease occur in Asians?

A: Originally thought to occur only in Europe and N. America, Crohn’s disease is now being seen in South-east Asians as well as Asians settled in UK and adopting the local food and lifestyle. Therefore an environmental cause is being explored for this disease.

Q: What diet should one follow to avoid Crohn’s disease?

A: Though there is no specific diet which causes regional enteritis, one should discuss with ones’ family doctor about the same.

Q: Does Crohn’s disease lead to cancer?

A: Unlike Ulcerative colitis, the risk of cancer is low in Crohn’s diaease, although it may be high in the ileum. Nevertheless, it is good to have regular follow-ups after 8-10 years of the disease.

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Hanumant1971

I have Daughter Kumari VAIJAYANTI, who's liver transplant surgery done on 21 july 2009, after she has been growing normal. now she had loose stool more than 2 months. Transplant center detected it's a CROHN'S disease...

morello

hello, thanks for sharing. by the way, what is the main different between crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ? are they same ?

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