IBD: Causes, Symptoms, Preventions


IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that causes chronic inflammation (pain and swelling) in the intestines. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both types affect the digestive system. Treatments can help manage this lifelong condition.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Causes

  1. Immune System Response
  2. Genetics
  3. Environmental Triggers Like:
    • Smoking
    • Stress
    • Medication
    • Depression
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms
    1. Abdominal Pain
    2. Diarrhea
    3. Gas and Bloating
    4. Loss of Appetite
    5. Mucus or Blood in Stool
    6. Upset Stomach
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diagnosed
    1. Blood Test
    2. Stool Test
    3. Colonoscopy
    4. Sigmoidoscopy
    5. Upper GI Endoscopy
    6. Imaging Test
    7. Capsule Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Prevention
    1. Maintain a Food Dairy
    2. Quit Smoking
    3. Avoid Coffee, Carbonated Drinks and Alcohol
    4. Eat Smaller Meals
    5. Meditation
    6. Get Plenty of Sleep

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