Learn about Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's, and Colitis

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What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  Inflammatory Bowel Disease, also known as IBD, is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The two main forms of inflammatory disease that makes up IBD is Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks bacterial and other elements of the digestive system. It's estimated that over four million people worldwide are diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (more…)
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What is Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract between the mouth and the anus. Crohn’s Disease is an immune deficiency disease whereby the immune system attacks the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract causing inflammation throughout the body. It’s estimated that roughly one million people within North America and Europe are currently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. (more…)
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What is Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Ulcerative Colitis ( UC ), also a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( IBD ), is an autoimmune disease that affects the large intestine and colon. Inflammation and ulcers line the wall of the large intestine which causes immense pain and frequent trips to the bathroom. While Crohn’s Disease can affect any area of the gastrointestinal tract, Ulcerative Colitis is usually confined to the large intestine. It’s estimated that close to one million people are currently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. (more…)