Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
How inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) effects the small intestine, large
intestine, digestive system, and the colon.
Quick Definition: Inflammation of the cell wall (Chrohn's) or of the mucosal layer of the cell
wall( Ulcerative Colitis) Chron's can affect the entire digestive system and is usually more common
in the small intestine (illeum). Ulcerative Coltiis is more commonly a problem in the rectum and lower
Some symptoms of Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis
The two types of main bowel diseases are Ulcerative
Colitis and Chron's Disease.
These diseases are similar in that the immune system is suspected of not shutting down and many
cells rushing to the wall of the intestine to fight a foreign substance. This causes inflammation in the area
suspected of being attacked.
Diverticultis is another diseases some classify as a bowel
disease. This is a very different condition. Diverticulitis is when outcropping or bags extending off
the intestine form. They can rupture and allow waste being processed in the intestine to leak into the
body. Doctors commonly prescribe operations to remove these.