Dr. Savant extends a welcome to the “Crohn’s Disease Support Network” online community. Visit the online community here.
I just wanted to say a quick hello to the online community for Crohn’s disease through Ben’s Friends. For those of you unfamiliar with Crohn’s it is a disease of the digestive tract that causes inflammation, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes malnutrition. It is similar to another inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract called Ulcerative colitis although ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon or large intestine whereas Crohn’s can affect the whole digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. As of yet there is no cure, only symptomatic relief. I’m a big supporter of support groups and Ben’s Friends has been a wonderful resource for many people with a variety of diseases. I hope that in the future I will be able to be of help as well.