What are some longterm consequences for Crohn's disease?

One of the major long term Crohn's disease effects can be to suffer malabsorption of minerals and nutrients, which leaves the sufferer generally very ill. Additionally, you can develop gall stones as a consequence of Crohn's, which can require gall bladder removal.

The many medical treatments can lead to long term secondary effects, osteoporosis, arthritis, liver problems, anemia, etc.

Finally, when surgery to remove the diseased intestines is the only option, it is not a cure, and can actually lead to further diseases at the site of the joining of the intestines remaining after the surgery. Additionally, increased numbers of surgeries, leaves less intestines to absorb vital nutrients from food, often leaving the patient with increased diarrhea.

In addition to chronic fatigue the Crohn's sufferer must make constant trips to the toilet without much notice, therefore is reliant on quick access to facilities and does not enjoy a good quality of life until a flair up ends. Constant pain, cramping and no appetite renders the patient housebound and bedridden.