Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What is inflammatory bowel disease? Read on to learn more about types of inflammatory bowel disease and their symptoms.

Inflammatory bowel diseases refer to conditions that cause long-lasting inflammations and sores in parts of the digestive tract. 

The term is mainly used to describe three conditions: 

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that is characterised by abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea, fatigue and weight loss.

Ulcerative Colitis

An inflammatory bowel disease that affects the innermost lining of your large intestine and rectum, presenting symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rectal pain, fatigue and fever.

Indeterminate Colitis

A patient is diagnosed with indeterminate colitis if his or her inflammatory bowel disease symptoms and diagnoses are not clearly tied to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

These inflammatory bowel diseases are recurring conditions that can usually be controlled with medication. Most people with these diseases can continue to lead normal, active and productive lives.


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