Doctors do not know the exact causes of inflammatory bowel disease. IBD appears to be due to an interaction of many complex factors including genetics, impaired immune system response, and environmental triggers. The result is an abnormal immune system reaction, which in turn causes an inflammatory response in the bodys intestinal regions.
An inflammatory response occurs when the body tries to protect itself from what it perceives as invasion by a foreign substance...Read more
The definition of colitis is inflammation of the colon. There are many different ways that inflammation can present and manifest itself.... Read more »
See Part I of this series for more Q&A from Dr. Eisner The arthritis in my knee has been acting up lately. A rheumatologist... Read more »
Last month we talked with Lou Ann about her daughter's UC. This is a little bit about some of the Monica's dietary struggles and some of... Read more »
I am a 52 year old female with ulcerative colitis and have been in remission for a few years. Of late, I have been experiencing abdominal... Read more »