What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
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- Resource Guide
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Definition
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term used for a group of diseases and disorders that affect the intestinal tract. IBD causes the intestines to become inflamed and irritated. IBD is a lifelong illness that can be difficult to control.
There is no cure for IBD. But, treatments can help control symptoms. While patients may temporarily recover and not experience any symptoms, recurring flare-ups are common.
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