Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders. Over 1,000,000 Americans suffer from these inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).Ulcerative colitis is strictly limited to the large bowel, it inflames the inner lining of the colon (large intestine) and the rectum Inflammatory Bowel disease may affect the lower part of the small intestine, the colon, and other parts of the digestive tract. It usually involves all layers of the intestinal wall.
- Persistent diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Weight loss
- Skin or eye irritations
- Delayed growth and sexual maturation in children.
Emotional stress does not cause IBD, but stress may trigger flare ups.