Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The two major illnesses that are recognized most often as inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Inflammatory bowel disease falls into the class of autoimmune diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks elements of the digestive system. The intestinal complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis differ because of the characteristically dissimilar behaviors of the intestinal inflammation in these two diseases.
• Men and women are affected equally by IBD.
• The most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis, which occurs in the inner lining of the colon (large intestine) or rectum, are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and rectal bleeding.
• Patients suffering from Crohn’s disease, an inflammation and ulceration process that occurs in the deep layers of the intestinal wall, experience pain in the abdomen, often in the lower right side, diarrhea, weight loss and occasionally bleeding.
• Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are illnesses with periods of remission (when you feel well) and relapse (when you feel ill).
•There are many different types of treatment plans that your doctor can prescribe to control the symptoms of IBD, and each of these has specific actions and side effects.
With over 80 years of combined experience, our GI doctors perform thousands of procedures each year. Our patients are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained GI doctors. Our physicians are the foremost experts in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), digestive wellness and gastrointestinal diseases.
If you would like to see our GI specialists Palm Beach to find out more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), please visit Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches. It’s a full-service gastroenterology practice specializing in diseases of the digestive tract and liver, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Our GI doctors utilize a wide range of digestive endoscopy techniques.
Formed in 2005, Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has two convenient office locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, as well as hospital privileges at Good Samaritan, St. Mary’s and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Our gastroenterology center is fully certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Our Palm Beach gastroenterology center is a doctor’s office, as well as an outpatient endoscopic facility, specializing in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare services in a warm and welcoming environment, where guests feel comfortable and secure.
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