What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
IBD describes conditions that cause long-term inflammation in the digestive tract. There are two main diseases that fall under this umbrella; Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis.
- Ulcerative Colitis:
With IBD, you may feel and experience:
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach cramp
- Weight loss
- Feeling tired
- Skin sores
- Not feeling hungry
- Sudden urges to have bowel
- Pain or bleeding with bowel movements
- Not being able to hold your stool in
What should I do to relieve my IBD?
- Limit your fiber intake
- Reduce Stress
- Eat smaller meals
- Keep a food journal
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR IF YOUR SYMPTOMS DON’T IMPROVE
How is it diagnosed:
- Blood tests
- Stool samples
- X Rays
These signs and symptoms could signal an underlying digestive condition. Intestinal symptoms can be embarrassing — but don’t let embarrassment keep you from seeking help.