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What is IBD?

The first step after a diagnosis of IBD is to learn all you can. We can help you prepare for a life with inflammatory bowel disease with information on medication and treatments, symptoms, and what to expect.

What is IBD?

IBD stands for inflammatory bowel disease, which is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

You may feel concerned, overwhelmed, or sad after you or your loved are diagnosed with IBD. That is normal. You may also have many questions about your illness and what your life will be like. Learning all you can about how IBD affects your body and how you can manage your symptoms is a great first step.

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The health and medical information on our website is not intended to take the place of advice or treatment from health care professionals. It is also not intended to substitute for the users’ relationships with their own health care/pharmaceutical providers.

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