Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are often chronic, disruptive conditions that require expert-level, specialized care to treat effectively. Our board-certified physicians are equipped with the knowledge and diagnostic tools to bring you relief from both IBD and IBS.
Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term that refers to a group of inflammatory conditions in the large and small bowels. The most common types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an intestinal disorder that causes pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.
No. IBS and IBD do have overlapping symptoms, but they do not involve the same problem with the digestive tract. The key difference between the two conditions is that IBS usually does not cause ulcers or lesions in the bowel, whereas IBD causes ulcers in the digestive tract and bowel.
Treatment for IBD includes:
No, however treatment can greatly reduce symptoms and make day-to-day life much easier. To find the best course of action for your symptoms, discuss a treatment plan with your gastroenterologist.