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How To Protect Yourself From Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease

One type of digestive system disease or disorder is inflammatory bowel disease. Even though this disease could happen anywhere in the digestive tract, most cases show that it mostly happens in the large and small intestines. This is also known as a type of Crohn’s disease which happens when there is a problem with how the food is digested and converted into the nutrients in the intestines. These nutrients are required by the body to keep it healthy.


Some people mistake irritable bowel syndrome as inflammatory bowel disease just because they seem to be similar. But don’t commit the same mistake since irritable bowel syndrome doesn’t have any effect on the intestines that cause it to change biologically. As understood, irritable bowel syndrome is caused by stress or any emotional related issues.

Types and Symptoms

This type of disease is also known to be a chronic condition. So it means that the person who acquires the inflammatory bowel diseases will be suffering from this condition for a long time. But it is also observed that some people who have this disease may experience severe symptoms and some may just feel some mild ones. This also means that the symptoms of this disease may manifest in different ways to those who have them.


Here are some of the symptoms of the disease:


1. Cramps in the abdominal area and some may experience pain as well.
2. Diarrhea is one of the common symptoms that will manifest. In some cases, this is also with occasional bleeding.
3. People who are experiencing this disease are expected to lose their appetite and may lose weight.
4. Understandably, the need to relieve the bowels is intense for those people who have this.
5. In some cases, ulcers can also develop in those who experience this as well.

Take Care Of Your Health

Those who are suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases, as abbreviation for inflammatory bowel disease, will be glad to know that there are treatments for this disease. One of the common recommendations for treating this is by changing your diet. Those who have IBD are advised to lower their fiber intake and dairy foods to start treating this disease.


Some experts would also suggest that you do some de-stressing to take good care of your overall health. Medications might be able to help in reducing the irritation and the swelling but preventing this from happening is still the best cure. Those medicines can only ease the discomfort and pains when you have inflammatory bowel disease.

Treat It Naturally

There are many treatments that are available for those who are with inflammatory bowel diseases. You may choose to go for the synthetic medicines that may also have some side effects or you can try treating this disease the natural way. There are several herbal remedies out there as well that are helpful.


The natural way of treating this disease would include a change in your daily food intake. Aside from eating the right foods, you can also include those food supplements to help you treat this disease. Not only these natural treatments help you with the disease, it also help you prevent them from coming back.

By Emelie Go, published at 02/09/2012
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