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Medical cannabis for Crohn’s disease: What is Crohn’s?
Chron’s disease is a lifelong condition and is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in different parts of the digestive system.
It can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus but commonly affects the end of the small bowel (ileum) and the beginning of the colon.
There are several types of Crohn’s disease, but Ileocolitis is the most common. This condition affects the terminal ileum (the end of the small intestine) and the large intestine, also known as the colon. Symptoms include cramping, pain in the middle or lower right part of the abdomen, diarrhoea and significant weight loss.
A 2022 study revealed that 1 in 123 people are living with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis – another type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease where the colon and rectum become inflamed.