Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two disorders that involve inflammation of the intestines: ]]>Crohn’s disease]]> and ]]>ulcerative colitis]]> . These are each discussed in their own articles.
Another condition called ]]>irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)]]> is sometimes confused with IBD. However, IBS is a less serious illness that does not involve inflammation.
Last reviewed April 2009 by ]]>EBSCO CAM Review Board]]>
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