Inflammatory bowel diseases that can manifest in many ways ranging from pain, distention, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding, fistulas, blockages, weight loss, the conditions are life long with some having periods of remission. Most often while utilizing an immune system modifier such as remicaide, Humira etc
Some have success with dietary changes. Most notably the Specific Carbohydrate Diet being used by Childrens Hospital of Seattle for their young patients. Another with some success is FODMAP.
There is currently research in Fecal Transplanting as a way of modifying the disease.
IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's found anywhere from mouth to anus
Ulcerative colitis found from the large bowel to anus
Abdominal pain and cramping
Biologics (Humira, Remicaide etc)
Specialist who treat it
Accident and emergency medicineColorectal surgery/ProctologyGastro-enterologic SurgeryGastroenterologyGenitourinary MedicineIntensive care medicineInternal medicineMental HealthOncologyOptometryPaediatic Intensive CarePaediatric surgeryPalliative Medicine/ CarePharmacologyPhysical medicine and rehabilitationPhysiotherapyPlastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic SurgeryPsychiatryRadiation Oncology and RadiotherapyStomatology/Dentistry/OrthodonticsUrology
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