This section is a good place to start if you’re just starting to learn about inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD as it is also called.
Topics include a:
- short overview of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of IBD
- review of the anatomy and function of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) as it relates to IBD
- description of the features of Crohn’s disease and of ulcerative colitis, and a brief comparison of the two conditions
- quick discussion of how IBD can affect a patient’s lifestyle