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.
Clostridium Difficile, or C-Diff as it is more commonly known is a bacteria that when allowed to grow and flourish in the gut can cause mild to severe symptoms. Mild symptoms of C-Diff infection include: 3-4 watery diarrhea bowel movements per day and mild abdominal cramps. More serious symptoms of C-Diff infection can include: up to 15 daily…