Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

IBD describes disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

What are symptoms of IBD?

Symptoms that are common to both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever and fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Blood in your stool
  • Reduced appetite
  • Unintended weight loss

How is IBD diagnosed?

  • Blood and stool tests
  • Endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, capsule endoscopy, etc.)
  • Imaging procedures (x-ray, CT, MRI)

How is IBD treated?

  • Medications and supplements
  • Nutritional support & diet changes
  • Surgery

If you have concerns about inflammatory bowel disease, request an appointment at San Bernardino Gastroenterology Associates.