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Signs You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Inflammatory bowel disease is an umbrella term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both of these are long-term conditions that result from inflammation of the gut. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in parts of your digestive tract, whereas ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of your large intestine. They can both be debilitating conditions that affect your day to day life.

If you’re wondering about Ceric and what we do, it’s pretty simple. We help manage and relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and other cardiovascular and inflammatory health problems. Our team of medical and wellness experts are waiting to help you find relief.

What Causes Inflammation Of The Bowel?

There are 3 main things that cause IBD, including environmental triggers (depression, stress, medication, smoking), genetics and immune system response to fighting off infections or allergies to certain foods, for example. If you’re experiencing changes in your bowel habits, it’s time to seek professional help.

Left untreated, IBD can lead to complications like anaemia, liver disease, kidney stones, anal fistula and osteoporosis, to name a few. The good news is that there are both holistic and medical ways to treat IBD and keep symptoms at bay.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of an inflammatory bowel disease vary depending on the severity and location of the inflammation. Symptoms might include:

  • Weight loss and anemia
  • Diarrhea when the bowel can’t reabsorb water
  • Bleeding ulcers and bloating

Diagnosing IBD

Inflammatory bowel disease is easy enough to diagnose. Under new management, the team here at Ceric have the equipment and know-how to run a variety of tests to determine the location and cause of your IBD and create a treatment plan.

Medications, exercise, drinking more fluids, supplements and an anti-inflammatory diet are just some of the ways to treat IBD. These are also great ways to prevent IBD if it’s something that runs in your family. Not convinced? Book a free consultation today to discuss your condition with an expert.