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Explaining the 5 Types of Crohn’s Disease


5 Types of Crohn's Disease

While Crohn’s Disease may seem to make you feel uncomfortable all over, there are actually five varieties of the disease that are differentiated by the part of the digestive system that is inflamed. Each different kind of Crohn’s also has different symptoms associated with it, so it’s important for you to know which section of your digestive tract is irritated so you can treat symptoms accordingly.


This kind of Crohn’s Disease is usually the result of an irritation in the lower parts of the abdomen, the small intestine, and the colon. This type most commonly causes fever, diarrhea, and weight loss, and a common symptom is cramping in the lower abdomen. The Perfect Pass Probiotic is one of the best products to help regulate growth of bacteria in the small intestine to support good gut health and can help ease the symptoms of ileocolitis.


The ileitis form of Crohn’s Disease is the result of irritation to the ileum, the last part of the small intestine. Diarrhea, weight loss, and cramping are also symptoms of the ileitis variety of Crohn’s. Additionally, fistulas and abscesses in the lower abdomen can also accompany the common symptoms. VSL#3® by Sigma Tau is a probiotic that is especially formulated to target the ileum and help relieve cramping and discomfort.

Gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease

The stomach and the first part of the small intestine are affected by this form of Crohn’s disease. Lack of appetite, nausea, weight loss, and vomiting are reported symptoms. Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics have been proven to help with irritation in the digestive tract.


The upper part of the small intestine is the targeted area of jejunoileitis. Those suffering from this type of Crohn’s Disease reported pain in the abdomen after eating, often accompanied by diarrhea. Garden of Life capsules are formulated to help relieve inflammation as a result of Crohn’s.

Crohn’s (granulomatous) colitis

This form of Crohn’s involves the colon being inflamed or irritated. Ulcers and abscesses near the anus, diarrhea, and pain in the joints are commonly associated with Crohn’s granulomatous colitis. Primal Defense Ultra probiotics are designed to help regulate intestinal regulation.

There are many symptoms that are associated with all types of Crohn’s Disease. It’s important to talk to your medical professional to determine which kinds of treatments will work best for you. Find out more information about Crohn’s Disease and the available treatments to start controlling your health today!

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Max March 23, 2015