Inflammatory Bowel Disease encompasses two different autoimmune diseases, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD). These diseases attack the digestive system in different ways but render similar symptoms. These symptoms include severe cramping, chronic diarrhea, weight loss, loss of appetite, anemia. A doctor will be able to distinguish one disease from the other and determine treatment.
There are many people who confuse Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In actuality, they are very different. IBS is a functional disorder of the intestines, in which structurally, there is no pathology. The intestines in IBD however, are inflamed or ulcerated. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are types…