Crohns Disease Diet and Nutrition

Crohns Disease , PHOENIX More than a million people in the United States suffer from like Crohn’s disease and . And while we don’t know what causes them, we do know that genetic and environmental components are at the root of these .

Crohn’s disease can affect the entire while ulcerative colitis is limited to the . Symptoms can severely disrupt patients’ lives. They include and cramping, , fever, , bleeding, nausea, and fatigue.

IBD can occur at any age, with most patients diagnosed between ages 15 and 30. But not always. “It doesn’t just happen to adults, says registered dietician Tiffani Bachus. “It can happen to kids as well.

Tiffani’s daughter, Emily Bachus, was diagnosed at age 9, and her best friend, Samantha, was diagnosed a year later. As many as 1.4 million people in the United States have IBD; an estimated 35,000 IBD patients like Emily and Samantha live in Arizona.