Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conditions

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term covering conditions that cause chronic inflammation of the bowels. The most common types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Though it can be found anywhere in the intestinal tract, Crohn’s disease is most often found in the small intestines and the beginning of the colon, or large intestine. Ulcerative colitis consists of chronic inflammation and sores or ulcers, and it can only be found in the colon.

The IBD Center also treats other types of IBD, including indeterminate colitis, colitis unclassified, and early onset IBD affecting children younger than 6 years old.

Though there is presently no cure for IBD, we offer diagnostic tools and therapy plans that can greatly improve the quality of life for patients suffering from any of these conditions. We also offer the My IBD Care Book, an invaluable data-tracking resource for those who have been diagnosed with the condition.

It is important to note that inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are different conditions. Though it is possible to have both, IBD causes inflammation, ulcers, or other tissue damage, and irritable bowel syndrome does not.