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Crohn'S Disease Diet Tips

Crohn s Disease!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Crohn s Disease!

Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Psychotherapy Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Other Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
What is Crohn’s Disease
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
Causes of Crohn’s Disease
Risk factors of Crohn’s Disease
Complications of Crohn’s Disease
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease
Precautions & Prevention of Crohn’s Disease
Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person’s constitutional type like your physical, emotional, and psychological makeup. It helps to calm anxious feelings in those who suffer from flatulence and diarrhea, and helps ease the craving of sweet foods which may not be easily tolerated. Following are some homeopathy remedies for Crohn’s disease.

Mercurius
Podophyllum
Veratrum album
Argentum nit
Asafoetida
Ignatia
Podphylium 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Acupuncture has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat inflammatory bowel disease. Acupuncture and moxibustion were effective specifically for treating Crohn’s disease. Moxibustion  is a technique in which the herb mugwort is burned over specific acupuncture points. It is used because it is thought to reach deeper into the body than using needles alone. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and counseling has been very helpful in the treatment with Crohn’s disease. It has been proven that when exposed to a stressful situation some children learn to develop gastrointestinal symptoms to cope with the stress. Crohn’s disease is stress related. Exercise is helpful to relieve stress therefore reducing symptoms of these particular diseases.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

The conventional treatment for Crohn’s disease involves first administering steroids in order to control the patient’s symptoms (abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea); the next step involves administering immune-suppressing drugs, which prepare the body to receive the third medication – an antibody that curbs the inflammatory response at the root of the disease. 

Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Some people who suffered with Crohn’s disease will need to have surgery at some point to treat the disease. Surgical treatments include:

Correction of a fistula or fissure
Draining of an abscess
Opening of a stricture or obstruction of the bowel
Removal of a segment of diseased tissue.
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Eat six smaller meals a day, rather than three larger meals
Elimination food types such as grains or sugars.
Take a daily multivitamin
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco
Avoid refined foods such as white breads and pastas 
Other Treatment of Crohn’s Disease

Mild exercise can help reduce stress, relieve depression and normalize bowel function. Talk to your doctor about an exercise plan that’s right for you. 

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the digestive tract – including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and anus. It can affect any portion of the digestive tract, but is most common in the ileum – the lowest portion of the small intestine, where it connects with the large intestine.

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Abdominal pain and cramping
Rectal bleeding
Eye inflammation
Weight loss and reduced appetite
Ulcers
Arthritis,
Skin problems
Fever
Delayed growth or sexual development, in children 

Causes of Crohn’s Disease

The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. Most researches think that it could be caused by a combination of inter-related factors that is listed below:

Previous infection
Genetics
The immune system
Diet high in fat or refined foods

Risk factors of Crohn’s Disease

Cigarette smoking
Age between 20 and 30.
Although whites have the highest risk of the disease
Family history.
People living in a city or an industrialized country and in northern climates
Arthritis and Skin problems
inflammation in the eyes or mouth,
kidney stones or gallstones
Diseases of the liver and biliary system.

Complications of Crohn’s Disease

Bowel obstruction – It includes abdominal pain, cramping, vomiting etc.
Fistula – It includes a high temperature, generally feeling unwell, a constant throbbing pain, blood or pus in your faeces(stools) etc.
Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease

To perfectly diagnose Crohn’s disease(CD), a patient will likely experience a number of laboratory tests and one or more imaging procedures that allow a doctor to visually evaluate the intestine.

Laboratory tests

Blood tests
Stool cultures
Imaging procedures

X-ray 

Precautions & Prevention of Crohn’s Disease

There is no way to prevent Crohn’s disease because the cause is unknown. But you can take steps to reduce the rigorousness of the disease.

Get regular exercise.
Do not smoke.
Medicines taken regularly may reduce sudden attacks
Eat a healthy diet.
Never use antibiotics unless they have been prescribed for you by a doctor.

Diet Recommendations for Crohn's Disease Flare

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 94% (14748 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet Recommendations for Crohn's Disease Flare

Follow a low residue diet to relieve abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you have strictures, it is especially important to avoid nuts, seeds, beans and kernels.

Avoid foods that may increase stool output such as fresh fruits and vegetables, prunes and caffeinated beverages. Cold foods may help reduce diarrhea.

If you have lactose intolerance, follow a lactose-free diet. Lactose intolerance causes gas, bloating, cramping and diarrhea 30 to 90 minutes after eating milk, ice cream or large amounts of dairy. A breath hydrogen test may confirm suspicions of lactose intolerance.

If you have oily and foul-smelling stools, you may have fat malabsorption. Treat fat malabsorption by following a low-fat diet. Discuss these symptoms with your doctor or nutritionist.

Smaller, more frequent meals are better tolerated and can maximize nutritional intake.

If your appetite is decreased and solid foods not tolerated well, consider taking nutritional supplements (see section on recommended liquid supplements).

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Crohn's Disease - What All Should You Know

MBBS, MD-Medicine, DNB-Gatroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Crohn's Disease - What All Should You Know

Crohn’s disease is a condition characterized by the inflammation of the digestive tract or gut. The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can lead to severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fatigue, malnutrition and weight loss. It is also known as enteritis or ileitis.

Crohn's disease is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) out of the two main forms. The other form is known as Ulcerative Colitis.

Causes-
The accurate cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown even today. Formerly, stress and diet were made accountable, but now it is known that these factors aggravate it but are not responsible for causing Crohn's disease. Factors such as heredity and an abnormal reaction in the immune system play a role in the development of this disease.

A bacterium or virus may also play a role in its development. For instance, E. coli bacteria has been associated with Crohn's disease. Smoking can be another risk factor.

Symptoms
Crohn’s Disease is known to be a very individual condition. It can effect any part of the gut, starting from the mouth and down to the anus. In the most common cases, however, the ileum (the lower part of the small intestine) or colon (part of the large intestine) is majorly affected.

Its symptoms may vary from person to person, and depend on the location of the disease in the gut. Crohn’s disease develops gradually, but sometimes it comes suddenly, without any warning. Symptoms exhibited change over time, with intervals of good health when your body shows no symptoms (remission) and periods of bad health when your symptoms are more vigorous (‘flare-ups’ or relapses).

Some of the major symptoms of Crohn’s disease when it is active are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Anal Fistulae
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Perirectal Abscesses
  • Anaemia

Patients suffering from severe Crohn's disease also may experience:

  • Inflammation of the bile ducts or liver
  • Inflammation of eyes, joints and skin
  • Delayed sexual development or growth, in children

Diagnosis
There is no specific diagnostic test known for Crohn’s disease. Patients with fever, abdominal pain and tenderness, diarrhoea with blood, and anal diseases such as ulcers are sometimes diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Elevated white blood cell counts and sedimentation rates are mostly demonstrated in laboratory blood tests. Both of which suggest infection or inflammation in the digestive tract. Other blood tests may reveal low blood proteins, low red blood cell counts (anaemia), and low body minerals, reflecting the loss of these minerals due to chronic diarrhoea.

Conclusion
Although many effective medications are available in the market to control the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, yet there is no cure developed for it. Surgery can extensively improve the quality of life in certain individuals, but the reappearance of this disease after surgery is familiar to many. A better insight into the role of environmental factors and genetics in causing this disease can help in improved treatments and prevention.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Crohn's Disease - What Causes It?

Dr. Sachin Wani 89% (36 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Thane
Crohn's Disease - What Causes It?

One of the more severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults.

Types
Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

  1. Ileocolitis - The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
  2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease - People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
  3. Crohn's colitis - This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas,
  4. Ileitis - This type affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
  5. Jejunoileitis - In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes
Despite the uncertainty as to the nature of the specific causes of Crohn's disease, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

  1. Immune system problems
  2. Genetic disorders
  3. Environmental factors, such as:-
    • Certain edibles
    • Viruses or harmful bacteria
    • Smoke

Symptoms
The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  1. Diarrhea: This can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in more severe cases.
  2. In rare cases, there may be blood in your stool.
  3. In more intense cases, you may even develop a fever.
  4. Cramping and intermittent belly pain.
  5. Anemia, due to a reduction in iron levels caused by bloody stools.
  6. Weight loss.
  7. Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus, called anal fissures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Crohn's Disease - When Should You Go For Surgery?

Dr. Sandeep Jha 90% (403 ratings)
DNB (Surgical gastroenterology, MS( General Surgery), MBBS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of International College of Robotic Surgeons
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Crohn's Disease - When Should You Go For Surgery?

Crohn's Disease is a medical condition that falls under the category of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Crohn's disease triggers inflammation of the digestive tract resulting in ulcerations and sores, mostly affecting people between 17-30 years (people of other age groups can also be affected). The inflammatory disease is a chronic illness that gives rise to a host of complications such as frequent and chronic diarrhea, fever, rapid weight loss, abdominal pain, to name a few.
Unfortunately, there is no permanent treatment available for Crohn's Disease. However, effective remedies and treatments are available to reduce and manage the symptoms and complications associated with Crohn's Disease. Many people dealing with Crohn's Disease have benefitted immensely from surgery.

When surgery is recommended for Crohn's Disease?

A surgery becomes essential when the medicines and other nonsurgical treatments fail to control or manage the symptoms and complications triggered by Crohn's Disease, some of which include

  1. Severe intestinal inflammation followed by uncontrolled bleeding
  2. There is a bowel abscess or a perforation
  3. Toxic Megacolon (a fatal condition whereby the large intestine swells up and also becomes dilated due to the inflammation that affects the intestinal walls)
  4. Fistula
  5. An intestinal blockage or narrowing of the intestinal

The surgery for a Crohn's Disease can be of different types depending on the part of the digestive tract affected.

  1. Colectomy: This is mainly carried out in the case of the Crohn's Disease causing such extensive damage to the colon that it needs to be surgically removed. Following the removal of the colon, the small intestine may be connected to the rectum to ensure that the bowel movement is not affected.
  2. Bowel Resection: A bowel resection is usually performed to treat a fistula or to get rid of the diseased and inflamed portion of the intestine to avoid further aggravation.
  3. Proctocolectomy (Ileostomy): This surgery is performed to get rid of both the rectum and the colon affected extensively by Crohn's Disease. Here also, post removal of the organs, the surgeon connects the small intestine (end part or the ileum) to the stroma or a small opening in the abdomen. This rearrangement is done to ensure that the wastes from the small intestine get eliminated.
  4. Stricturoplasty: This surgery goes a long way to open up the areas of the small intestine that have narrowed down due to Crohn's Disease.

Risks associated with the surgery
Every surgery comes with their share of side-effects and risks. In the case of Crohn's Disease, the surgeries can give rise to complications such as

  1. Pain, swelling, bruising is common.
  2. There may be Infection at the site of the incision.
  3. Scarring at the incision site.
  4. There can be a blockage of the bowel (temporary or short-term)
  5. Surgical removal of the diseased part of the small intestine can trigger inadequate absorption of the vital nutrients (Short-Gut Syndrome).

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Acupuncture And Moxibustion for Crohn's Disease

Dr. Aura Acupuncture 88% (65 ratings)
Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Acupuncture And Moxibustion for Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal obstructions, abdominal masses, fatigue, nausea, mouth ulcers, and many other disruptions of the gastrointestinal system. Crohn’s disease often affects the colon, anus, and terminal ileum. Deep intestinal ulcerations with a patchy distribution throughout the gastrointestinal system help to distinguish Crohn’s disease from ulcerative colitis.Acupuncture reduces intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease, reverses tissue damage, and improves the quality of life. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been shown to improve CDAI (Crohn’s Disease Activity Index) scores in modern research. CDAI scores are a method of measuring clinical responses to medicine and medical procedures by quantifying responses and remissions of Crohn’s disease. The researchers noted that studies show that acupuncture improves CDAI scores, quality of life, increases hemoglobin levels, and reduces CRP levels for Crohn’s disease patients.CRP (C-reactive protein) is determined by a blood test and quantifies inflammation levels. High levels indicate inflammation, often due to infections and chronic disease. The researches demonstrates that acupuncture significantly lowers CRP levels for Crohn’s disease patients.Patients with Crohn’s disease are often treated with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, aminosalicylates, and anti-TNF-alpha medications. Acupuncture is an effective treatment which can be combined with any of these.

Causes, Types and Symptoms of Crohn's disease

Dr. Bhavin Vasavada 91% (217 ratings)
FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Causes, Types and Symptoms of Crohn's disease

One of the more severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults.

Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:
1. Ileocolitis: The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease: People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
3. Crohn's colitis: This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas,
4. Ileitis: This type affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.

5. Jejunoileitis: In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes
Despite the uncertainty as to the nature of the specific causes of Crohn's disease, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:
1. Immune system problems
2. Genetic disorders
3. Environmental factors
a) Certain edibles
b) Viruses or harmful bacteria
c) Smoke

Symptoms
The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:
1. Diarrhea: This can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in more severe cases.
2. In rare cases, there may be blood in your stool.
3. In more intense cases, you may even develop a fever.
4. Cramping and intermittent belly pain.
5. Anemia, due to a reduction in iron levels caused by bloody stools.
6. Weight loss.
7. Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus, called anal fissures.

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Crohn's Disease: Types, Causes and Symptoms

Dr. Vivek Sagar Pallepagu 89% (222 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Mahabubnagar
Crohn's Disease: Types, Causes and Symptoms

One of the most severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases, is known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults. 

Types : Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

  1. Ileocolitis: The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
  2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease: People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
  3. Crohn's Colitis: This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas. 
  4. Ileitis: This type of Crohn's disease affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
  5. Jejunoileitis: In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes: Although there are many theories about what causes Crohn's disease, none of them have been proven. However, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

  1. Immune system problems
  2. Genetic disorders
  3. Environmental factors, such as: a) Certain edibles, b) Viruses or harmful bacteria, c) Smoke.

Symptoms: The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  1. Diarrhea: Diarrhea is a common problem for people with Crohn's disease and can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in severe cases.
  2. Blood in your stool: In rare cases, you might notice blood in the toilet bowl or darker blood mixed with your stool.
  3. Fever and fatigue: In more intense cases, you may develop a fever. You may also feel tired or have low energy.
  4. Abdominal pain and cramping: You may experience anything from slight discomfort to severe cramping and intermittent belly pain, including nausea and vomiting.
  5. Anemia: Due to a reduction in iron level caused by bloody stools a person can turn anemic.
  6. Reduced appetite and weight loss: Abdominal pain and cramping can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest food, which leads to severe weight loss.
  7. Perianal disease: Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus are called anal fissures. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.
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Crohn's Disease - Causes And Symptoms

Dr. K. S Somasekhar Rao 87% (20 ratings)
DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Crohn's Disease - Causes And Symptoms

One of the more severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults.

Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:
1. Ileocolitis: The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
2. Gastroduodenal crohn's disease: People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
3. Crohn's colitis: This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas,
4. Ileitis: This type affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
5. Jejunoileitis: In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes:
Despite the uncertainty as to the nature of the specific causes of Crohn's disease, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

1. Immune system problems
2. Genetic disorders
3. Environmental factors
a) Certain edibles
b) Viruses or harmful bacteria
c) Smoke

Symptoms:
The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:
1. Diarrhea: This can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in more severe cases.
2. In rare cases, there may be blood in your stool.
3. In more intense cases, you may even develop a fever.
4. Cramping and intermittent belly pain.
5. Anemia, due to a reduction in iron levels caused by bloody stools.
6. Weight loss.
7. Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus, called anal fissures. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gastroenterologist.

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Causes, Types and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Dr. Bhavin Vasavada 91% (217 ratings)
FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Causes, Types and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

One of the most severe illnesses included in the larger group of diseases, is known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease is typically a long-lasting, chronic condition. The intestine or bowel, most commonly the colon and the lower part of the small intestine, are either marked by sores or get inflamed and ulcerated. It is a common occurrence in adolescents and in young adults. 

Types : Crohn's disease is subdivided into five types, each having its own set of symptoms:

  1. Ileocolitis: The most common type, it affects the colon and the ileum and results in considerable weight loss as well as diarrhea and cramps.
  2. Gastroduodenal Crohn's disease: People who suffer from this type of disease have their stomach and duodenum affected and many experience symptoms like nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss.
  3. Crohn's Colitis: This involves only the stomach, and can cause joint pains, rectal bleeding, skin lesions and diarrheas. 
  4. Ileitis: This type of Crohn's disease affects the ileum and the symptoms are identical to those of ileocolitis.
  5. Jejunoileitis: In this type, the jejunum gets affected and general symptoms include the formation of fistulas, diarrhea, intensive back pain as well as areas of inflammation.

Causes: Although there are many theories about what causes Crohn's disease, none of them have been proven. However, there have been a few possible causes which have been identified. These include:

  1. Immune system problems
  2. Genetic disorders
  3. Environmental factors, such as: a) Certain edibles, b) Viruses or harmful bacteria, c) Smoke.

Symptoms: The primary symptoms of Crohn's disease include the following:

  1. Diarrhea: Diarrhea is a common problem for people with Crohn's disease and can occur for about 10 to 20 times a day in severe cases.
  2. Blood in your stool: In rare cases, you might notice blood in the toilet bowl or darker blood mixed with your stool.
  3. Fever and fatigue: In more intense cases, you may develop a fever. You may also feel tired or have low energy.
  4. Abdominal pain and cramping: You may experience anything from slight discomfort to severe cramping and intermittent belly pain, including nausea and vomiting.
  5. Anemia: Due to a reduction in iron level caused by bloody stools a person can turn anemic.
  6. Reduced appetite and weight loss: Abdominal pain and cramping can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest food, which leads to severe weight loss.
  7. Perianal disease: Erratic appearance of small tears in the anus are called anal fissures.
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