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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Crohn's Disease - Medications

    Learn about medications to treat Crohn's disease.

  2. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

    These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

  3. Crohn's Disease - What Happens

    Crohn's disease is an ongoing (chronic) condition that may flare up throughout your life. The course of the disease varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

    The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Studies suggest that this and other inflammatory bowel diseases may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria.

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.

  6. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  7. Ulcerative Colitis - What Happens

    The course of ulcerative colitis varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications that, in unusual cases, may be life-threatening.

  8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    Rare complications of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) include: Problems with blood vessels,such as blood clots (thromboemboli) or inflammation of an artery. These problems are rare but can cause serious complications or even death. Scarring of the pancreas. Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart (pericarditis). Inflammation of the blood vessels ...

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

    If ulcerative colitis does not cause symptoms, no treatment may be necessary.

  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

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