Here are a few informative videos from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA):
Crohn’s Disease 101 Video
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is severe), fever, and weight loss. Bowel obstruction also commonly occurs and those with the disease are at greater risk of bowel cancer.
Ulcerative Colitis 101 Video
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.
Treatments 101 Video
This introductory video discusses treatment goals and options for the management of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
For more information on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, visit: www.ccfa.org