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Tuesday Checkup: Battling Crohn's disease

There's a disease that affects between one and two million Americans, but it's not talked about because it's embarrassing. No one knows exactly what causes Crohn's disease or how to cure it. Patients often feel cramps or flu-like symptoms. For many people, the symptoms can be controlled with the right medications, but for others Crohn's disease can be a lifelong struggle and some endure risky medications in order to alleviate the pain. Dr. Jeffrey Katz is a gastroenterologist at University Hospitals and a leading expert in Crohn's disease. He spoke with ideastream®'s Eric Wellman.