Because IBD can often prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed in the body, malnutrition is a serious problem in many sufferers. In addition, people with IBD tend to burn fat calories at a higher rate than the general population and most patients are underweight. Some experts recommend that people with IBD, especially children, consume about 150% of the daily recommended amount of protein today to make up for the deficit.
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…