Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Topic Guide
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of diseases and conditions in which the intestines and other digestive structures become inflamed. Two of these diseases are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The cause of IBD is not known; however, they may be a result of an immune reaction of the body against its own intestinal tissue. Symptoms of IBD vary from person to person, and also vary by disease, but may include bloody diarrhea, fever, anemia, weight loss, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. Treatment for IBD include diet, lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery.
Must Read Articles:
Crohn's Disease in Children and Teens
Crohn's disease is an inflammation of the small intestine. Crohn's disease is also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's disease in children and teens generally develop symptoms before the age of 20. Symptoms include
Management of Crohn's disease in children and teens is possible with medication and lifestyle changes.
- 8 Ways to Control Frequent Diarrhea
- Test Your Crohn's Knowledge
- Understand Your Treatment Options for Constipation