Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the term used to describe diseases that cause inflammation in your gastrointestinal (digestive) tract.
Symptoms of IBD can vary but they usually include:
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhoea (sometimes long term)
- Feeling very tired
- Loss of weight
It is not unusual for symptoms to fade or completely disappear and then reappear in what is called a “flare up”.
To read more about the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, click on the links above.