I’ve been having intestinal pain and diarrhea for the last week, but I don’t have any other symptoms of gastroenteritis or stomach flu. I’m worried I might have inflammatory bowel disease. How is IBD diagnosed? How do you test for IBD?
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Ask IBD Intestines Are InflamedI typically eat a healthy diet and I’m a normal weight. I’m not athlete, but I try to exercise a few times a week. Despite all this, I started having stomach pain and diarrhea, and my doctor finally diagnosed me with inflammatory bowel disease. Why did I get IBD? What causes IBD? What happens when your intestines are inflamed?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Inflammatory bowel disease 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.
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