What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe two conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Over 1.5 million people in the U.S. have IBD, including more than 780,000 patients with Crohn’s disease. “I have a particular interest in inflammatory bowel