Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease are a very unique group of diseases effecting the digestive system.
Unfortunately many health professionals categorise IBD with IBS when they are polar different in every form. There is a huge importance both diet and lifestyle play in the maintenance of remission and the reduction of progression of all forms of IBD.
There is never a one size fits all approach and as we are all individual it is important to use multiple methods of therapy to achieve longstanding results. Diet and lifestyle changes alongside medication can go a long way to improve your quality of life.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Symptoms of IBD can include:
Diarrhoea and or constipation
Blood in stool
Significant and debilitating abdominal pain
Significant weight loss
Sore joints and muscle pain
Vastly different to IBS, you doctor should be able to run bloodwork to differentiate between the two conditions. Usually a colonoscopy and gastroscopy are also required to understand the extent, location and type of condition.