Conditions We Treat
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (also called IBD) is the umbrella term for inflammatory diseases of the GI tract. Two of the most common diseases that fall under this umbrella term are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that cause chronic inflammation and damage in the gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract). The GI tract is responsible for digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of waste. Inflammation impairs the ability of affected GI organs to function properly, leading to symptoms such as persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss and fatigue.