What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Crohn's Disease*

Crohn's disease is an idio-

Signs and Symptoms of Crohn's

Crohn's disease at least locally


pathic inflammatory condi-

disease depend on the affected

contraindicates massage. Mas-


tion, usually of the small in-

part of the intestines. They in-

sage to areas outside the ab-


testine and sometimes of

clude diarrhea, abdominal pain,

domen may be appropriate, un-


the large intestine. It is

and weight loss. Crohn's disease is

der a doctor's supervision.


slowly progressive, involving

badly aggravated by any intestinal



isolated lengths of intestine,

bacterial infection.



with normal areas remaining




in between damaged tissue.




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