What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes inflammation or swelling in the intestines. The cause of IBD is unknown.

Types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Below are the common symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody stools
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Vision problems

Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A barium x-ray or colonoscopy may be used to detect inflammatory bowel disease.

Treatment for inflammatory bowel disease depends on the severity of the disease. Treatments may include lifestyle changes, medications or surgery.

For more information about the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.