Ask the Expert: What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease?
|Ask the Expert: What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease?||Darrell Miller||01/31/18|
January 31, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Ask the Expert: What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease?
A question about the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease is asked. The person asking the question is unknown, the expert answering is Dr. Brian Behm a gastroenterologist. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is defined as chronic inflammation of the intestines.
The difference between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is discussed.
No cure is available. Lifestyle changes and diet modification can control the inflammation. These are not completely successful.
Treatment options are steroids, immunomodulators biologic medicines and aminosalicylates.
- As of now there is no cure for ibd only treatment options, such as medication or diet modification
- Ulcerative colitis only affects the colon where Crohn's disease can happen anywhere in the intestine
- Since it is chronic, symptoms may flare up from time to time including things like bleeding and diarrhea
"The two main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease."
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