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Celebs with Digestive Disorders

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    Tyra Banks
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    Matthew Perry
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9. Shannen Doherty

Take it from actress Shannen Doherty.

“There’s nothing sexy about women saying: ‘I’ve got to go to the bathroom right now.’”

Crohn’s disease, an auto-inflammatory condition, causes chronic inflammation in the lining of the intestines, which often leads to persistent diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain – particularly in the lower right region, fever, and occasional rectal bleeding.

No one is sure why some people develop Crohn’s and others do not – but research has revealed certain risk factors such as age -- particularly affecting people 15 to 45—genetics, environment and lifestyle. Once the bowel's immune system becomes sensitive to inflammation it’s hard for it tobecome desensitized, which is why Crohn’s is a chronic disease.

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U.S. president Eisenhower was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1956 and required surgery for the condition just six months before his reelection bid?