Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation in digestive tract. The most common types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because they share similar symptoms.
Who is at risk?
Inflammatory bowel disease usually begins before the age of 30, but it can occur at any age. Those who have a family history of IBD, who live in urban areas, who smoke, or who are, Jewish decent are at a higher risk.