The Human Body

Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Irritable bowel syndrome is known as IBS. While most cases of IBS are treated with medication and reducing stress levels in lifestyle, others are more serious. These are Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

The average colon is 27 feet long. It helps absorb nutrients while removing waste from the system. Ulcerative colitis is more common than Chron’s. It is confined to the large bowel while Chron’s includes both large and small intestine.

It begins with sores, also called ulcers, that form in the wall of the bowel. As they become irritated due to stress, diet, heredity, or unknown factors, they will cause the bowel wall to become inflamed.

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