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Those of you who know me well will know I suffer from Crohn’s and have had two major surgery’s in the last seven years. I would like to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause to help with medical research into this debilitating illness which at present is incurable – people like me rely on permanent medication to hopefully keep it under controll. Any donation, no matter how small would be much appreciated. Many thanks.

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Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lining of the digestive system.
Inflammation can affect any part of the digestive system, from the mouth to the back passage, but most commonly occurs in the last section of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon)

The symptoms of Crohn’s vary depending on which part of the digestive system is inflamed.
Common symptoms include:
recurring diarrhoea
abdominal pain and cramping, which is usually worse after eating
extreme tiredness (fatigue)
unintended weight loss
blood and mucus in your faeces (stools)

You may find that you experience all or only one of the above. Some people experience severe symptoms, but others only have mild problems.
There may be long periods that last for weeks or months where you have very mild or no symptoms (known as remission), followed by periods where the symptoms are particularly troublesome (known as flare-ups or relapses).

Less common symptoms include:
a high temperature (fever) of 38°C (100°F) or above
feeling sick (nausea)
being sick (vomiting)
joint pain and swelling (arthritis)
inflammation and irritation of the eyes (uveitis)
areas of painful, red and swollen skin – most often the legs
mouth ulcers

Children with Crohn’s disease may grow at a slower rate than expected because the inflammation can prevent the body absorbing nutrients from food.
When to seek medical advice

You should contact your GP if you have:
persistent diarrhoea
persistent abdominal pain
unexplained weight loss
blood in your faeces (stools)

For more information on Chrohns please visit : http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

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