Severity of Crohn's
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An_183870 posted:
Does Crohn's disease get worse as you get older? I am much better now that I'm taking Asacol HD. I don't seem to need the bathroom as much, and I'm not afraid of leaving my house again! I know Crohn's doesn't go away, but I'm hoping the it stays this way and doesn't get worse!
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sheba_q responded:
The worst I've ever been with my ulcerative colitis is when I first got sick - since starting meds I've been so much better. I have to be more careful about what I eat, etc than before I got sick and sometimes it acts up no matter what I do. That's just how it is with a chronic condition.
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and Welcome,

As you know, unfortunately, there is no cure for Crohn's, it is a chronic illness. I am glad to hear Asacol HD is working for you and you are out of the house!!!

For some, symptoms are manageable and for others, the disease continues to progress.

Take the Crohn's Disease Health Check to find out more and evaluate your personal situation.

Anyone diagnosed with Crohn's at a younger age have experience with progression as one ages?

Elizabeth