Dr. Swanson describes the health problems that Crohn's Disease can cause outside the bowel.
Crohn’s disease has been related to an increased risk of forming gall stones, which can be symptomatic and may require your gall bladder to be removed and can affect other parts of your body. Again, I think it’s important that you follow up regularly with a gastroenterologist or specialist in Crohn’s disease to be evaluated for some of those complaints.
About Dr. Swanson, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Garth Swanson, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Swanson has a master's degree in clinical research and his research interests include how environmental factors, such as alcohol and sleep, can affect gut inflammation and colonic bacteria.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency and his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis.