Irritable Bowel System
and Bowel Diseases
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Irritable Bowel System and Bowel Diseases
Irritable bowel syndrome is actually a condition abdominal aches and pains following eating food. Irritable
bowel systems are different.
Ingesting what you eat too very quickly without chewing in the proper fashion may also result in discomfort.
You may have a virus. Bacteria play a huge role in digestion and problems of the digestive tract.
IBS is a group of symptoms that are not specifically attributed to a physical problem. The symptoms can cause
serious digestive problems.
IBD is symptoms that can be traced to an actual physical ailment that can be
diagnosed by testing.
If you are suffering it may not matter what is the cause. The main
difference from my perspective is that some ibd is genetic, meaning some are more prone to getting Crohns and
Distinguishing between the two can be difficult and even harder because you may
have both going on at once.
Symptoms of the two can be very similar.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A group of problems that are causing you problems that can not be attributed to malfunction of the digestive
system is called Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases occur when the intestine's walls become inflamed for more than a short period of
time. This swelling can lead to the forming of ulcers which are lesions or sores in the lining of the
This can be caused by an unbalance of the microorganisms in the intestine. it also can be the result of
emotional or dietary habits and routines that cause physiological changes.
Any of these can be very uncomfortable and inconvenient. There is also Ulcerative Colitis which only involves
the anus and colon ( large intestine ). The sores or lesions only affect the inner linings. It is localized but can
spread to a larger area which will cause serious problems.
IBD and IBS
IBD is different from IBS which is Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome. IBS is a combination of symptoms that produce
similar type symptoms. IBS is confusing because it is difficult to identify the exact problem.
Some of the common symptoms of both are diarrhea, cramps, pain in the lower abdominal area, and blood in the
stools, which is noticed on the toilet paper or by dark coloration of the stools.
Luckily IBS is not as serious as IBD which is an actual disease that can be diagnosed. IBS is treatable by many
more holistic methods which have been proven successful. It is however a major problem in life.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease can cause wide ranging problems from vision, to mouth sores, and even things like
arthritis. The bowel movements and eating are disturbed and any part of your body can show effects. Skin problems
are often not associated with digestive problems but can be a major indicator of bad diets or diseases.
Although exact causes of the diseases are not well documented, researchers have concluded that it is a reaction
to your bodies immune system. There are also links between certain genes and Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns. this is
why routine checkups are so important.
Clarification is needed when talking about the body' s immune system because typically we think of different
kinds of white blood cells, lymphocytes, phagocytes, antibodies, neutrophils and immunizations. We will discuss
these technical terms later in another part of the website.
What is important to understand is that the very high acid stomach environment is the first line of defense in
the immune system. That acid can be very dangerous to our bodies if something goes wrong. Things like too much acid
produced, too little, the pancreas not producing alkaloid bicarbonate to neutralize the acid, and any break down in
the system, which is complex and magnificent.
If the breakdown causes disease symptoms it is IBD.
If the breakdowns cause complex symptoms it is IBS.
IBD and IBS can occur at the same time and often do.
It is IBD when there is identifiable swelling, ulcers, and other damage that can be scientifically
Both of these can last very long time. People have gotten almost immediate results from some treatments for
Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome.
It is confusing because different techniques to treat IBS will be needed to really address the problems.
Drugs can make IBS and IBD Worse
Many over the counter drugs can make IBS worse and lat longer. They do bring almost immediate relief and are
helpful as part of the treatments and cures.
Men and women both are susceptible to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases from teen years to old age. Be aware that
anyone with these diseases in the family history are ten times more likely to get them. Jews and Caucasians have
higher incidences of these problems statistically.
Introduction to Bowel Diseases