Having this condition basically means that you have higher than usual levels of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight infections and plays a part in responding to allergies, in your large intestine. This can cause inflammation and damage to the tissue of your intestine.
Symptoms can include nausea and/or vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty swallowing, poor appetite, poor growth, abdominal pain and reflux (regurgitation).
The impact on a person’s life can be enormous. As well as managing the illness on a restricted diet, many young people also need medication to control the disease.
In some ways it may seem worse than CD but CD is no picnic either as it does have risks like fistulas, obstructions, strictures and extraintestinal manifestations the EOS may not have...it's basically comparing apples and oranges.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)