What is Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus). Ulcerative colitis is a related condition. Learn more

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June 28, 2014

THC May Help To Reduce Damage In Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition in which areas of your gastrointestinal (GI) system become chronically inflamed. Ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn’s disease (CD), collagenous colitis, and lymphocytic colitis are types of IBD, with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease being “classic” forms. Ulcerative colitis comes on slowly and results from inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn’s disease results from inflammation of various areas of the GI tract and leads to intense pain and diarrhea, which may subsequently …
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July 28, 2013

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Shows Success In Treating Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
Cannabis Used In Treatment Of Crohn’s Disease A recent study conducted by Meir Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine provides evidence that cannabis can help relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This phenomenon has been suggested in the past, but this was the first controlled clinical trial conducted to test it. In particular, the study focused on the treatment of Crohn’s disease. In 2002, Crohn’s disease was estimated to affect between 400,000 and 600,000 people in North America alone. Crohn’s disease is type of inflammatory bowel disease that can affect the gastrointestinal …