Crohn’s disease

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A type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. It affects the colon and/or ileum. Early detection is severe abdominal pain diarrhea, fever, nausea, blood in the stools, and loss of appetite. Inflammation thickens the intestinal walls, giving it a cobblestone appearance. Cause unknown. Massage considerations: level of pain varies day to day therapists need to communicate with the client about how they feel before each treatment. Make sure client is comfortable side-lying position may need to be used. Abdomen should be avoided because the pressure of the massage could cause pain.

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