What is IBD?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a lifelong, chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestines. IBD is caused by abnormal immune responses to the intestine, resulting in disruptions of your body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrition and eliminate waste in a healthy manner. Although there is no cure to IBD, treatments involve regular medications, even during periods of remission. There are also additional medications for flare-ups of IBD.

IBD describes a group of conditions. The two main forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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Diagnostics and Tests
Pathophysiology of IBD

REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.