Inflammatory bowel disease is the generic name given to diseases that cause inflammation of the colon and small intestine. There are two main types of IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Causes and Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
The onset of IBD commonly occurs during adolescence or early adulthood, and ulcerative colitis, specifically, impacts 100-200 out of 100,000 people in the U.S. annually. The colon or the large intestine is responsible for the collection and storage of the by-products of digestion. Digested food passes through the small intestine where the body absorbs its nutrients and the mucus and bacteria in the colon mix with the remnants to push it out of the system.
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