Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
IBD is a gastrointestinal disease that causes inflammation in the stomach or intestines, typically marked by chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea. Many patients with IBD will also experience appetite changes and weight loss. Because the symptoms associated with IBD can be vague and correlate with a multitude of disease processes, accurately diagnosing and managing IBD can be difficult. Often times, the diagnosis involves blood work, abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, and biopsies of the GI tract. This disease can be successfully managed with medications, dietary changes, and nutritional supplementation.