Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by gastrointestinal inflammation. While it can affect any part of the gastrointestinal system, it most commonly affects the small intestine. Symptoms of Crohn's disease range from mild to severe and may include abdominal pain, cramping, decreased appetite, weight loss, chronic diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and fever. Crohn's disease can affect both men and women equally, with a higher likelihood of diagnosis in individuals with a family history of inflammatory bowel disease. Most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 35.

Here are some important things to know about Crohn's disease and colitis:

  • The exact causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are uncertain, but individuals with these conditions may have underlying immune system issues.
  • Those with a family history of these conditions or of Jewish heritage are at a higher risk.
  • Although stress and certain foods may trigger symptoms, they do not cause Crohn's or colitis.
  • Both conditions can cause severe pain and potentially life-threatening complications.

Why Choose Cooper

Whether you have already been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, or suspect that you may have inflammatory bowel disease, our experienced and compassionate doctors are dedicated to delivering advanced care for diagnosis and treatment.

At Cooper University Health Care, we understand the profound impact that Crohn's disease and colitis can have on a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. While there is currently no known cure for these conditions, our team of expert gastroenterologists is dedicated to helping you develop a personalized treatment plan that will effectively manage your symptoms and enhance your overall quality of life.

Effective medications are available to manage symptoms and induce long periods of remission for Crohn's disease and colitis. Patients who choose Cooper can be assured that they will have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and the latest treatment options, as we are committed to participating in clinical trials that explore innovative therapies.

When choosing Cooper for Crohn's disease and colitis treatment, you can expect our primary focus to be achieving remission and providing you with the highest level of relief and improved quality of life.

Treatment Options

Treatment options for Crohn's disease include:

  • Dietary and nutritional adjustments
  • Medications to reduce inflammation in the small intestine and alleviate symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal discomfort
  • Combination therapy using multiple pharmaceuticals to enhance treatment effectiveness
  • Surgical interventions to address fistulas, intestinal blockages, or other complications

Contact Us

To make an appointment with a gastroenterologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating Crohn’s disease and colitis, 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737) or use our online appointment form.