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Diagnosis and management of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

At AGHA Fresno, we help diagnose and manage IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, with the two main types being ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is characterized by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. For more information on how we can help you, please give us a call to set up an appointment.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is when there is inflammation, or swelling, in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and a lifelong immune response.

  • IBD causes the body and immune system to think that food, bacteria and other needed things in the intestine are not supposed to be there. With this, the body attacks the cells of the bowels, causing inflammation that does not easily go away.

  • IBD affects both men and women.

  • IBD is often found in people in their late teens and 20s, though it can be found at any age.

  • Symptoms of IBD can differ from person to person and depend on the type of inflammatory bowel disease.

  • There are two main types of inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Read more about each on the next tab, “What is IBD?”

  • Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are illnesses with times of remission (when you feel well) and relapse (when you feel ill).

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