Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation (pain and swelling) in the intestines. IBD includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both types affect the digestive system. Treatments can help manage this lifelong condition. Here the immune system attacks the lining of the intestines causing episodes of diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, fever, and weight loss.