Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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In severe cases, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be relentless. For some unknown reason, renegade inflammation takes over all or some part of the digestive tract. This causes a whole host of problems, many of which send patients running to the bathroom multiple times a day.

The most common forms of IBD affect the small intestine and the colon. There are a few conditions that fit under the IBD umbrella. The two most common are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The severity of these conditions ranges greatly from patient to patient.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, some major symptoms of both include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Blood in stool
  • Reduced appetite
  • Unintended weight loss

Two additional disorders categorized as inflammatory bowel diseases are collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis. However, these two disorders are often distinguished from the more common and classic forms of IBD.