Crohns IBS - learn to understand the differences between the two, Crohns vs IBS
What is Crohn's Disease
Crohn's is a disease that results in inflammation of the digestive tract. The inflammation can be centralized or range throughout any portion of the intestine.
Some people with Crohn's has an inflamed gut from the the small intestines right through to the colon. Others have it localized to just the small intestine, with others just the colon.
It is important for you to find out if you have Crohn's and if so, where it is that your inflammation is centralized. This way, you know what you are working with and the next steps to help with the situation.
The Crohn's disease equally affects men and women, however it seems to be linked to genetics in some cases. The understanding of this disease is that the immune system mistakens bacteria, foods and other substances as foreign invaders. White cells then accumulate in the lining of the intestines resulting in inflammation.
Let the Doctor Perform the Diagnosis
It is difficult to distinguish the two different conditions on your own. Ensure that you have a qualified physician conduct a series of tests to conclude your condition.
Crohns IBS are two completely different types of conditions and it takes a professional to identify which of the two it is, that you are currently inflicted with. The physician can conduct different types of tests to confirm your condition of Crohn's or IBS. Blood tests are preliminary, but it often requires gastrointestinal (GI) tests like barium or endoscopy/colonoscopy to make a firm diagnosis. Stool tests can also identify Crohn's.
Candida often Plays a Role
Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers also have inflammation in their intestinal tract, however it is due to candida and the leaky gut syndrome. The intestinal tract can be healed and the holes reversed so that the broken down food does not leak through the intestines and into the bloodstream resulting in antibodies and histamines.
This type of inflammation however, will not be misdiagnosed for Crohn's as the variety of tests can make a valid confirmation of each.
What is Next?
If you have Crohn's, you will need to follow the recommendation of your physician to carefully assess the situation and determine a remedy.
If you have IBS however, you will often have symptoms resulting from histamines. Go on the IBS Diet Plan and you will often find relief from your IBS symptoms.
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