Researchers May Have Identified The Cause Of Crohn's Disease

Researchers May Have Identified The Cause Of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a bowel condition that is notoriously hard to treat, and there is no cure. However, researchers may have discovered the cause of Crohn's, which was detailed in a study published in the American Society for Microbiology in September 2016. Most expert agree that the disease is a result of the immune system attacking healthy cells, which is mistakenly triggered by bacteria in the digestive tract. The study points to specific fungus and two bacteria that are strongly correlated with what is found in Crohn's patients. The E. coli bacteria contribute to Crohn's symptoms, and study shows that the bacteria Serratia marcescens and the fungus Candida tropicalis also play a role. Learn about what the condition is like in the videos below.

What Is Crohn's Disease?

There are some details about the condition.

How To Live With Crohn's Disease

It's not easy, but it can be done.

Achieving Remission Of Crohn's Disease

Is a plant-based diet the answer?

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