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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an ongoing or chronic health problem that causes inflammation and swelling in the digestive tract. The irritation causes bleeding sores called ulcers to form along the digestive tract. This in turn can cause crampy, abdominal pain and severe bloody diarrhea.

There are two main types of inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). The diseases are very similar. In fact, doctors often have a hard time figuring out which type of IBD a person has. The main difference between UC and CD is the area of the digestive tract they affect. CD can occur along the entire digestive tract and spread deep into the bowel wall. In contrast, UC usually only affects the top layer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Medicine can control the symptoms of IBD in most women. But for people who have severe IBD, surgery is sometimes needed. Over the course of a person's life, the symptoms of IBD often come and go. With close monitoring and medicines, most people with IBD lead full and active lives.
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher prostate cancer risk

Men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher prostate cancer risk

TARGET PharmaSolutions and Bristol Myers Squibb partner to advance IBD research

TARGET PharmaSolutions and Bristol Myers Squibb partner to advance IBD research

Ethnicity can be reliable indicator of gut microbiota diversity

Ethnicity can be reliable indicator of gut microbiota diversity

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study

Sema4, Mount Sinai, Sanofi announce launch of new collaborative asthma study

Customizing Genetically Engineered Models for Specific Research Applications

Customizing Genetically Engineered Models for Specific Research Applications

ACR and NPF release joint treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis

ACR and NPF release joint treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis

CytoReason announces publication of new model for translating data from mouse models to human disease

CytoReason announces publication of new model for translating data from mouse models to human disease

Gut-directed hypnotherapy may offer new treatment option for IBS patients

Gut-directed hypnotherapy may offer new treatment option for IBS patients

Researchers develop novel mouse model to study immunomodulatory therapies

Researchers develop novel mouse model to study immunomodulatory therapies

Surprising discovery about BH4 may rekindle interest in once-promising pathway

Surprising discovery about BH4 may rekindle interest in once-promising pathway

Maverick immune cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, finds research

Maverick immune cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, finds research

Fecal microbiota transplantation effective against ICI-associated colitis

Fecal microbiota transplantation effective against ICI-associated colitis

Dietary restriction could help prevent age-related decline in integrity of human gut

Dietary restriction could help prevent age-related decline in integrity of human gut

Probiotics can cause more harm than good when gut barrier is damaged

Probiotics can cause more harm than good when gut barrier is damaged

Cannabis oil shown to significantly improve Crohn’s disease symptoms

Cannabis oil shown to significantly improve Crohn’s disease symptoms

AbbVie’s U-ACHIEVE Phase 2b/3 dose-ranging study improves outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis

AbbVie’s U-ACHIEVE Phase 2b/3 dose-ranging study improves outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Breathing through the nose improves memory consolidation

Takeda presents vedolizumab phase 3 VISIBLE 1 trial results for treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

Takeda presents vedolizumab phase 3 VISIBLE 1 trial results for treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

Study reports increased risk of death in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Study reports increased risk of death in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model