Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) represent a group of digestive disorders.  These intestinal issues cause a series of symptoms and complications.

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What is IBD?

IBD is the group of inflammatory bowel diseases in which there is chronic inflammation in the digestive tract.  Crohn’s Disease and Colitis are primarily included.   IBD Awareness is inclusive of IBD and other digestive disorders.  The symptoms are diarrhea, bloating, gas, and pain.  Usually, patients will deal with one or more conditions when they have IBD.  In addition, this painful and debilitating disease can involve complications and increase the risk of colon cancer.

Crohn’s Disease is inflammation anywhere in the digestive tract.  Basically, anywhere from the opening at the top of your body which is your mouth, to the ending in your bottom.

There are various types of colitis.  Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease of the large intestine.

IBS or IBD?

IBS is quite similar to IBD.  Some of the symptoms are the same and you can usually follow IBD protocols to relieve IBS.  However, the main difference between IBS and IBD is that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not characterized by chronic inflammation.  So, with an IBS diagnosis there are symptoms of digestive disorders but there is no detectable damage or inflammation.   To read more about diagnosing Crohn’s and Colitis visit the pages dedicated to diagnosing IBD.

In summary, IBS affects the nerves in the gut.  Much like IBD, it can be healed by sealing your gut and getting rid of a bacterial imbalance.

What causes IBD?

IBD is known to be caused by a number of factors.  Most experts will agree the cause is unknown.  However, it is general knowledge that genetics, nutrition, environment, and triggers and exposures lead to the development of the disease.  (Source)

Antibiotics fight off infections.  Antibiotics and IBD are commonly talked about.  Studies have shown that antibiotics help treat IBD.  Meanwhile, in the same studies it has been proposed that they can lead to the development of IBD and other digestive disorders.

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