Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term often used to describe the two chronic conditions Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Both of these conditions cause chronic inflammation and damage in the gastrointestinal tract.
Both Crohn’s and Colitis are characterized by weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and diarrhea.
The cause of both of these diseases is currently unknown but is known to involve an interaction between genes, the immune system, and environmental factors.
There is no standardized treatment for IBD with the approach often tailored to the individual.
The lack of treatment options and the fact that the cause remains unknown means clinical trials are crucial to aiding current and future sufferers of IBD.
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