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​​​​​​​​​​​​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.​


What is the best diet for IBD?
What are the best medication options for IBD?
What are the best surgical options for IBD?
What causes IBD flares?
What lifestyle measures can I take to stay healthy with IBD?
What research is available for me to participate in?
What can I do about stress to help my IBD?
Besides my gastrointestinal tract, does IBD impact other areas of my body?
What is my cancer risk with IBD and what can I do about it?
Does having IBD affect my ability to become pregnant?