Does Ulcerative Colitis Cause Swollen Ankles?

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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.

The Inflammatory Response

An inflammatory response occurs when the body tries to protect itself from what it perceives as invasion by a foreign substance...

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