Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD or Crohn's disease, affects different parts of the digestive system from your anus to your mouth. Usually, though, it primarily affects the beginning portion of the large intestine as well as the small intestine. There are some factors which may contribute to its development. For one, genetics may play a role in the development of the disease as it usually runs in families. IBD is also more common in individual races as well as in those who live in northern climates, developed countries or urban areas.
The common symptoms of IBD are fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. There are other symptoms as well which manifest according to where the lesions are. These symptoms include kidney stones, weight loss, fat or blood loss in the stool and more. Usually, symptoms would appear when you're stressed then go away for some time. So it's quite difficult for people to realize that they're already suffering from IBD.
Receive updates on the latest news and alerts straight to your inbox.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.