Welcome to Crohnszone.org, the IBD social network
Crohn’s Zone is a friendly interactive community for people all over the world with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Why Join Our Community?
Membership is free on our social community and will enable you to share your experiences and ask for advice on our support group. Contribute your personal Crohn’s and colitis stories on your own profile page, share content and make friends with other members.
We also have regular Crohn’s, colitis and ostomy chats in our secure live chat rooms where you can meet others and discuss life with IBD.
So… what are Crohn’s and colitis?
Crohn’s and colitis are two similar, but separate, conditions of the bowel that are commonly referred to as inflammatory bowel diseases [IBD]. Both conditions cause painful inflammation and ulceration of the digestive tract. Crohn’s inflammation can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus, and colitis is confined to the large bowel (colon) and rectum.
The symptoms can be very isolating and debilitating for an IBD sufferer, and include painful abdominal cramping, weight loss, malnutrition, chronic diarrhea, nausea and fatigue. Treatment can include long-term, strong medications and in some cases surgery. Sufferers can find that IBD and its associated symptoms has a great impact on their confidence and emotional outlook.
Crohnszone.org contains a mixture of factual IBD information and personal IBD stories contributed by our members. Our emphasis is on sharing mutual support and affirming that life with Crohn’s or colitis can be positive.