What Men Should Know About Crohn’s Disease

Everyday Health: Crohn’s can impact men’s physical — and mental — health in unique ways.

If you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s, you’ve likely experienced some of the disease’s universal symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fatigue. But it can also cause non–GI-related symptoms, including ones that are specific to men. While some of these differences can be attributed to men’s hormones and anatomy, others are linked to their well-documented reluctance to see a doctor for medical treatment....

“Men tend to have a more complicated course with Crohn’s compared to women,” says Taha Qazi, MD, a gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio who specializes in treating people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). READ MORE. (Source: Everyday Health, 05/25/2020)