Anyone who has Crohn’s disease, can treat the symptoms of chronic inflammation, not the cause. An expert explains why, and warns: anyone Who has gotten as a child, often antibiotics, is particularly at risk. 0

Common abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, blood in the stool: All of these are symptoms that can indicate a chronic inflammation of the intestine. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is the name of the well-known. About 300,000 German suffering from such a disease. Dirk Haller is an expert on nutrition and the immune system. He explains what happens in the body of the Diseased – and why it is so difficult to fight the disease.

the WORLD: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis genetic diseases?

Dirk Haller: It is assumed that a genetic susceptibility is a prerequisite for disease. You alone is not enough to get them. There is some environmental factor is required, then leads to the first thrust, the first inflammation.

the WORLD: speaking of antibiotics. What is it about the myth that too many antibiotics increase during Childhood, the risk of later inflammatory bowel disease?