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  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease may also cause a delay in puberty or growth problems for some kids and teens with the condition, because it can interfere with a person getting nutrients from the foods he or she eats.
Inflammatory bowel disease can be hard to diagnose because there may be no symptoms, even if the person's bowel has become increasingly damaged for years.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a serious condition, but with proper treatment and medical care, your child can enjoy a productive, normal life.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/medical/digestive/ibd.html   (1535 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Patients - American College of Gastroenterology
IBD is a lifelong disease with periods of active disease alternating with periods of disease control (remission).
IBD is generally a disease of young people because it most commonly develops between the ages of 10 and 30.
The occurrence of Crohn's disease is increased among relatives of Crohn's disease patients while the occurrence of ulcerative colitis is increased among relatives of ulcerative colitis patients.
www.acg.gi.org /patients/gihealth/ibd.asp   (2489 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs
Inflammatory bowel disease is a condition in which the stomach and/or intestine is chronically infiltrated by inflammatory cells.
The cause of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown.
Inflammatory bowel disease may not be an actual disease onto itself, but a characteristic response of the body to certain conditions caused by a variety of factors.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1571&articleid=305   (1444 words)

  
 NIP: Vacsafe/Concerns/Autism/IBD and Measles Vaccine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, also known as IBD, is a general medical term used to refer to chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestine.
The possibility of an association between measles virus and chronic inflammatory bowel disease was discussed in a 1998 study by Wakefield and colleagues.
However, the disease is extremely contagious and each year dozens of cases are imported from abroad into the U.S., threatening the health of people who have not been vaccinated and those for whom the vaccine was not effective.
www.cdc.gov /nip/vacsafe/concerns/autism/ibd.htm   (2335 words)

  
  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease may also cause a delay in puberty or growth problems for some kids and teens with the condition, because it can interfere with a person getting nutrients from the foods he or she eats.
Inflammatory bowel disease can be hard to diagnose because there may be no symptoms, even if the person's bowel has become increasingly damaged for years.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a serious condition, but with proper treatment and medical care, your child can enjoy a productive, normal life.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/digestive/ibd.html   (1535 words)

  
  Ulcerative Colitis: Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Evanston Northwestern Healthcare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a general term that covers two disorders: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease in the rectum and lower (sigmoid) colon does not significantly increase the risk for cancer.
Inflammatory bowel disease is rare in countries where intestinal infection with parasites called helminthes is common.
www.enh.org /healthandwellness/encyclopedia/wellconnected/000069.asp   (10997 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Inflammatory Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by an infiltration of inflammatory cells in the mucosal lining of the bowel (ie., stomach, intestines, or colon).
Since IBD is predominantly a mucosal disease, the gross appearance of the serosal side of the bowel may be normal.
For IBD therapy metronidazole is typically dosed at 5 to 10 mg/ lb twice or thrice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, or as deemed necessary by the veterinarian.
maxshouse.com /inflammatory_bowel_disease.htm   (1558 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD is a general term that refers to illnesses that cause chronic inflammation in the intestines.
IBD may also cause a delay in puberty or growth problems for some teens with the condition, because it can interfere with a person getting nutrients from the foods he or she eats.
IBD is most likely to occur in people in their late teens and twenties.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/digestive/ibd.html   (1405 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease IBD Information for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a prevalent cause of chronic illness in a large number of people.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is believed to develop as a "gut" reaction to intestinal dysbiosis--chronic imbalances in the microbial flora that set off a chain of pathogenic events.
Many Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) symptoms produced by chronic inflammatory immune response may be significantly reduced by addressing imbalances of essential fatty acids.
www.crohns.net /Miva/education/IBD.shtml   (825 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's disease most often develops where the small and large intestines meet and usually causes all layers of the intestinal wall to become sore, inflamed, and swollen.
Because IBD may be mistaken for an infection or even depression, the disease is difficult to diagnose.
The best thing that kids with IBD can do is take good care of themselves, exercise, take their medications, and eat foods that will make them grow strong but won't make their IBD act up.
kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/stomach/IBD.html   (984 words)

  
 Bowel disease, inflammatory definition - Digestion and digestive-related information on MedicineNet.com
Bowel disease, inflammatory: A group of chronic intestinal diseases characterized by inflammation of the bowel -- the large or small intestine.
The inflammation in Crohn disease involves the entire thickness of the bowel wall, whereas in ulcerative colitis the inflammation is confined to the mucosa (the inner lining) of the intestine.
The treatment of IBD involves the use of medicines and sometimes surgery, depending upon the type and course of the inflammatory bowel disease.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7540   (410 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is also important to understand that the term IBD is reserved for ileitis and colitis of unknown etiology and that a diagnosis is usually made after infection is ruled out by a careful history and repeated stool cultures.
Acute inflammatory cells (polymorphonuclears and eosinophils), edema, hemorrhage, destruction and distortion of the mucous glands, and cleration extend proximally from the rectum.
Inflammatory bowel disease should always be considered in the evaluation of fever of unknown origin.  Perianal lesions are commonly seen in Crohn’s disease.
www.naspghan.org /sub/InflammatoryBowelDiseaseLevy.htm   (3016 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's disease most often develops where the small and large intestines meet and usually causes all layers of the intestinal wall to become sore, inflamed, and swollen.
Because IBD may be mistaken for an infection or even depression, the disease is difficult to diagnose.
The best thing that kids with IBD can do is take good care of themselves, exercise, take their medications, and eat foods that will make them grow strong but won't make their IBD act up.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/stomach/IBD.html   (984 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Intestinal Problems — Complete medical information regarding intestinal complications on ...
These diseases are believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and non-genetic, or environmental factors (for example, infections) that interact with the body's immune (defense) system.
The intestinal complications of IBD occur when the intestinal inflammation is severe, extends beyond the inner lining (mucosa) of the intestines, is widespread, and/or is of long duration (chronic).
Since both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease involve the colon, complications that are associated with the colon, such as toxic megacolon and colon cancer, occur in both diseases.
www.medicinenet.com /inflammatory_bowel_disease_intestinal_problems/article.htm   (889 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Inflammatory bowel disease is a name given to a group of chronic digestive diseases of the small and large intestines.
The disease is either limited to one or more segments of the small intestine (usually the ileum) or involves both the ileum and the colon (ileocolitis).
Although there is much scientific evidence that patients with IBD have abnormalities of the immune system, doctors do not know whether these abnormalities are a cause or a result of the disease.
www.healthscout.com /ency/68/233/main.html   (1101 words)

  
 Inflam. Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic disorders that affect about a million people in the United States.
The cause of IBD is not known, but these diseases are thought to be due to an autoimmune process that has been triggered by a genetic predisposition, a viral illness, and/or an environmental factor.
Crohn disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus but is primarily found in the last part of the small intestine (the ileum) and/or in the colon (large intestine or bowel).
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/conditions/inflammatory_bowel.html   (516 words)

  
 AGA | Patient Center | Digestive Conditions | What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term that refers to both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammation and ulceration process that occurs in the deep layers of the intestinal wall.
Although IBD is a chronic disease that has periods of remission and relapse, most people have a normal life span and a good quality of life.
www.gastro.org /wmspage.cfm?parm1=851   (1859 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Active disease in ulcerative colitis is characterized by the endoscopic appearance of superficial ulcerations, friability, a distorted mucosal vascular pattern, and exudate.
The inflammation is localized in the ileocecal region in 50% of cases, the small bowel in 25% of cases, the colon in 20% of cases, and the upper gastrointestinal tract or perirectum in 5%.
Moderate to severe disease describes the disorder in patients who have failed to respond to therapy for mild/moderate disease, or to those with fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain, anemia, or nausea/vomiting without frank obstruction.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/gastro/inflammatory_bowel/inflammatory_bowel.htm   (3042 words)

  
 Link between MMR and autism controversy, measles, mumps, rubella vaccine - 12/04
UPDATE - a new statistical analysis of the risk factors associated with MMR and the diseases it seeks to prevent was published in the Sciencebase Science Blog by David Bradley on September 7, 2007 under the title MMR and Statistical Lies.
Bowel disease and autism were not identified in any of the trials.
An increasing number of children have the unusual bowel disease described, and it seems to be linked to the presence of measles virus in their intestine.
www.sciencebase.com /MMR-vaccine_controversy_autism.html   (887 words)

  
 fish oils and inflammatory bowel disease
The disease is characterized by periods of active disease interspersed with periods of remission.
Crohn's disease is characterized by periods of active disease interspersed with periods of remission.
Ulcerative colitis, a common form of inflammatory bowel disease, is accompanied by an increased level of leukotriene B4 in the lining of the colon.
www.oilofpisces.com /inflammatoryboweldisease.html   (1555 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by oxidative and nitrosative stress, leukocyte infiltration, up-regulation of the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) in the colon.
She discusses at length "The most common form of inflammatory bowel disease in cats is the presence of lymphocytes and plasma cells, which produce a diagnosis of lymphocytic-plasmacytic enteritis (LPE)." and mentions treatment forms.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic group of digestive tract diseases characterized by nonspecific chronic gastrointestinal (Gl) signs and a cellular infiltrate of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, or histiocytes in the mucosa and submucosa.
www.thensome.com /ibd.htm   (3985 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is the most common chronic gastrointestinal illness in children and adolescents.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine (colon).
Crohn’s disease (CD) is a condition in which the wall of the small or large intestine becomes sore, inflamed, and swollen.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/i/ibd.htm   (1416 words)

  
 Facts and Fallacies About Digestive Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inflammatory bowel disease is the general name for two diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
In adults, cirrhosis may be caused by hepatitis B or C, primary biliary cirrhosis, diseases of abnormal storage of metals like iron or copper in the body, severe reactions to prescription drugs, or injury to the ducts that drain bile from the liver.
Ostomy surgery is a procedure in which the diseased part of the small or large intestine is removed and the remaining intestine is attached to an opening in the abdomen.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/facts/index.htm   (1150 words)

  
 inflammatory bowel disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Inflammatory bowel disease is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
The sigmoidoscopy is very useful for diagnosing disease in the lowest portion of the colon, but it does not allow the doctor to see problems that might exist higher in the colon or in the small intestine.
A colonoscopy is the most definitive test for diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease.  The doctor inserts a thin, flexible, lighted tube that is long enough to view the entire colon, from the anus to the small intestine, with the attached camera.
cms.clevelandclinic.org /digestivedisease/body.cfm?id=89   (957 words)

  
 Inflammatory Bowel Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
When the disease is limited to the rectum, it can be treated with suppositories, if it involves only the lower part of the colon, enemas are adequate, but if the disease is more extensive, then the medication should be taken by mouth.
After 7 to 10 years of having extensive disease, patients with ulcerative colitis are advised to have screening colonoscopies with biopsies every 1 to 3 years because of their increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/0300/0316.asp?index=4858   (1356 words)

  
 Your Animal's Health -- with Dr. Wendell O. Belfield
IBD is precipitated by food allergies, intolerences, bacteria, and parasites.
This disease is frequently observed in boxers and can occur in any breed of dog or cat, at any age, and in both sexes.
IBD is one of several conditions that is discussed by Dr. Belfield in the Mosby textbook, Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Medicine.
www.belfield.com /article1.html   (624 words)

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