Information for Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), specifically ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, cause chronic inflammation within all or part of the digestive tract. Common symptoms are diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can range from mild to severe and can be a complex disorder to manage and treat. IBD can also involve other areas of the body, such as the skin, large joints, eyes and liver, and can cause back pain. Although IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications, there are now many treatments available for these disorders.