Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Q What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the broad term used to describe chronic conditions in which the lining of the intestinal tract becomes irritated and inflamed, causing frequent bouts of watery or bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss,... Full Answer
- Q What is lymphocytic colitis?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineLymphocytic colitis is one of two forms of microscopic colitis. (The other form is collagenous colitis.)Typically, microscopic colitis affects more women than men. Symptoms appear later in life, usually in one's 50's or 60's. The hallmark of the disorder... Full Answer
- Q What medications help treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacyThe following medications help treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Aminosalicylates: These drugs, which include sulfasalazine and mesalamine, may help ease inflammation, prevent flare-ups, and keep your condition symptom free (in remission).... Full Answer