Both forms of IBD (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease) have similar symptoms. Patients will experience varying degrees of diarrhea, rectal bleeding, constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, impaired growth in children, anal ulcers and fistulas. These symptoms can overlap with other conditions so it is important to have a doctor rule out other causes.
If you are a regular reader of my blog then you've probably figured out by now that I'm a pretty big advocate of listening to my body and employing many of the mind/body disciplines to help me live a successful life with IBD. I've written quite a bit about figuring out the foods and diet that are best for me and my gut. I've also discussed my…