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Crohn's and Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can lead -if not taken care of it- to life-threatening complications, the exact cause is unknown, and because a cure is not yet known, one has to learn how to live with the complications that occur with the disease. the "Jewish Crohn's and Colitis Support Group" (JCCSG Inc.) organization was founded in 2011. and it's goal is to educate the orthodox Jewish community how to live with it and learn how to avoid food that triggers symptom's which may allow to self-manage your Crohn's and colitis disease, and reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, the exact cause of Crohn's & Colitis disease is unknown, but there appears to be a link between the development of the disease and people of Jewish ancestry, and is more common in whites, particularly Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews, According to the latest studies Crohn's disease is two to three times more common in those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, Due to the significant number of families of Jewish ancestry that have Crohn's disease, there is increased evidence that Crohn's disease may be inherited
Support groups are so important for those suffering from this painful condition, It is so easy to feel all alone when you are hurting or depressed, but it doesn't have to be that way, our Jewish Crohn's & Colitis support group already made such a big difference for many sufferers and can also make a difference for you and your family, there are so many benefits to having other people to talk to about this disease and how it is affecting your life, Why not let them help? it can be such a wonderful feeling when someone, even if you don't know them, can help, they know what you are going through, our support group has many ways to interact and share your knowledge and experience, It's your chance to be around people who are dealing with the same issues as you do and understand you best.