Inflamatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), includes two entities, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both are chronic diseases of unknown cause in which inflammation of the colon and/or small intestine occurs. It usually affects young people, between 20 and 30 years, although it is also diagnosed in older people.

 

Inflamatory Bowel Disease explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
It is very important to be informed about the disease and to maintain communication, as well as cooperate, with the referring physician in order to make shared decisions on the health care of the patient.
Go very relaxed, listen to your body more and do not strain it. Follow the instructions of the doctor.

Substantiated information by:

Ingrid Ordas Jimenez
Marta Gallego Barrero

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 4 September 2020

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