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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