If you do not mind statistics, here is one study:
For men the Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) is 1.1, for women it is 1.4. If a woman was diagnosed of Crohn's before the age of 50, the SMR is the highest. The following link is the reference.
Diagnosed with CD in 1994;
In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail. Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.
This is one of those subject I try to ignore but I also worry CD may shorten my life.
However, I also have other family history that other medical issues may come up (diabetes, heart disease)
I figure I will fight my CD and try to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible and maybe it won't matter in the end.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam