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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.
Yoghurt before a meal packed with health benefits

Yoghurt before a meal packed with health benefits

Celltrion Healthcare advocates early introduction of biologics for patients to improve clinical outcomes

Celltrion Healthcare advocates early introduction of biologics for patients to improve clinical outcomes

Neurological protein found to protect against inflammatory diseases

Neurological protein found to protect against inflammatory diseases

Study: Psoriasis patients taking Humira show no change in aortic inflammation

Study: Psoriasis patients taking Humira show no change in aortic inflammation

Good bacteria is bad news for atherosclerosis

Good bacteria is bad news for atherosclerosis

FDA authorizes marketing of Hemospray device for treating GI bleeding

FDA authorizes marketing of Hemospray device for treating GI bleeding

New research illustrates how beneficial bacteria establish robust gut colonization

New research illustrates how beneficial bacteria establish robust gut colonization

Study finds diverse mix of bacteria in the urine of kidney disease patients

Study finds diverse mix of bacteria in the urine of kidney disease patients

Study points to new treatments for incurable bowel conditions

Study points to new treatments for incurable bowel conditions

Researchers target and kill disease-causing bacteria using cocktail of viruses

Researchers target and kill disease-causing bacteria using cocktail of viruses

Scientists provide insight into how gene associated with autoimmunity contributes to disease

Scientists provide insight into how gene associated with autoimmunity contributes to disease

Analysis does not reveal consistent link between NSAIDs use and exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease

Analysis does not reveal consistent link between NSAIDs use and exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease

Research reveals role of colon signaling pathway in development of IBD

Research reveals role of colon signaling pathway in development of IBD

Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease

Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease

Scientists develop first-of-its-kind collagen-based membrane for use in microchips

Scientists develop first-of-its-kind collagen-based membrane for use in microchips

New analysis finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and history of weight loss surgery

New analysis finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and history of weight loss surgery

University Hospitals study suggests strong connection between IBD and heart attacks

University Hospitals study suggests strong connection between IBD and heart attacks

IQuity launches pioneering RNA-based blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia

IQuity launches pioneering RNA-based blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia

Parasitic tapeworm could someday help prevent or treat pediatric IBD

Parasitic tapeworm could someday help prevent or treat pediatric IBD

Nervous system can "put the brakes" on immune response and prevent excessive inflammation

Nervous system can "put the brakes" on immune response and prevent excessive inflammation