AN INTERVIEW WITH KRISTEN BAXTER FROM CCFA, DR. DAVID GRUNKEMEIER, GASTROENTEROLOGIST WITH THE OREGON CLINIC, AND BRETT LICHTENTHALER, A PATIENT, ABOUT WHAT CROHN’S & COLITIS IS, HOW IT EFFECTS INDIVIDUALS, AND THE WORK THE CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA DOES.
in this way. There isn't. Autoimmune if you will process the body's immune system . Is what's causing the damage it's not. That stuff I think god that's not the bacteria. It's you're immune system and the way that the immune system is dis regulated it's kind of gone off. Kilter and it's. Attacking itself so. In a layman's construct an an auto immune is a fine way to to think about it to come immune system is attacking itself. We often hear crohn's and colitis together but they're two different things are. They are. So. Crohn's Disease is a disease that is. I'm just contiguous so you can have it anywhere between the mouth and the penis com. It's
has twenty Havel's replacing crohn's. Tom one last thing no mention about Crohn's Disease is that. Well two less things once and mentoring Crohn's Disease that Crohn's Disease is a trends mule disease which means that a code it can go. Through the entire lining of the intestine. Which means
clay is. There is environmental exposures. So for example we know that cigarette smoking is a big risk factor for Crohn's Disease . We know that. Industrialized countries so western countries and in particular higher latitudes in the house. Increasing incidence which is number of