Georgia is 14 years old and is living with Crohn’s disease. In this video Georgia answers the questions of ‘how does Crohn’s affect what you eat?’, ‘what about stress?’, ‘how do you handle the pain?’, ‘what are the side affects of steroids?’, and ‘how do you just live life?’. Listen and watch as Georgia explains her situation and provides encouragement to others that are dealing with Crohn’s.
What Are the Different Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
The two most common types of IBD are called Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (say: ul-sur-uh-tiv keh-lye-tis).
Crohn’s disease most often develops where the small and large intestines meet and usually causes all layers of the intestinal wall to become sore, inflamed, and swollen. Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, large intestines, and anus.
Unlike Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis inflames only the inner lining of all or part of the colon and rectum. Sometimes, only the rectum is affected. In both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, inflammation may stick around for many years, flaring up over and over again.
The Coping Cart at Kosair Children’s Hospital is designed to help ease children’s stress and anxiety. You can donate now through the Children’s Hospital Foundation specifically to the needs and initiatives of the Coping Club.