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1

Crohn's disease is an _____ of the bowels

Inflammation

2

Can Crohn's disease be cured with surgery

No, symptoms frequently will reoccur

3

Crohn's disease affects the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. True or false?

True

4

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Abdominal pain, diarrhea weight loss

5

Excessive diarrhea will cause what electrolyte imbalance?

Hypokalemia

6

What foods should be avoided and why?

Dairy products and high-fiber meals, which may worsen diarrhea

7

Crohn's disease can lead to what kind of cancer?

Colon

8

What are the treatment goals?

Drugs and nutrition to reduce inflammation

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