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Chron’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis 2

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are closely related conditions and are sometimes referred to as inflammatory bowel disease/syndrome (IBD/IBS). Ulcerative colitis causes frequent or relentless inflammation of one or more sections of the intestine. This inflammation progresses into ulcers or open sores. Ulcerative colitis only transpires in the colon or large intestine contrasting Crohn’s disease, which can be extensive.

These chronic illnesses both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease can become incapacitating to it’s sufferers. The facility for absorption of food by the intestines is hampered, which may lead to nutritional insufficiencies. Ulcerative colitis sufferers find that some foods intensify symptoms, and consequently they are forever experimenting to find foods that they can tolerate.

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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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