What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Q:
What is inflammatory bowel disease?

A:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two conditions that involves digestive tract inflammation. They are crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The two conditions:

  • Crohn’s disease. It involves the inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract.
  • Ulcerative colitis. This involves sores and long-term inflammation of the innermost lining of the rectum and colon.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Suppressed appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in abdomen

The real cause of the disease is unclear. Scientists believe immune system malfunction may be the cause.

 

Keyword: inflammatory bowel disease

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