A to Z: Inflammatory Bowel Diseaseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-KH-AZ-Dictionary-enHD.jpgInflammatory bowel disease is a term medical people use for two diseases of the intestines, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, that cause problems in the intestine. ibd, bowels, intestine, abdomen, abdominal, pain, diarrhea, immune, crohn's, crohns, ulcerative, colitis03/25/201604/05/201909/02/20193bc7e670-2454-4ae4-85f2-25a703d90be5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ibd.html/<p><em>May also be called: IBD, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis</em></p> <p>Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term medical people use for two diseases of the intestines (bowels): <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-crohns.html/">Crohn's disease</a> and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-ulcerative.html/">ulcerative colitis</a>. Both cause inflammation &nbsp;in the intestine.&nbsp;</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong condition. Doctors don't know the exact cause. It might be that the body's <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune system</a>, which fights germs and disease, does not work normally. IBD can run in families.</p> <p>People with IBD might have <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-ab-pain.html/">abdominal pain</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a> (sometimes with blood), and notice they're losing weight. Children with IBD may have growth problems and delayed puberty. IBD also can cause problems in other parts of the body, like joint pain, skin rashes, and eye problems. The symptoms of IBD can come and go over time.</p> <p>There are differences between the two kinds of IBD: Ulcerative colitis happens only in the inner lining of the large intestine (the colon). Crohn's disease can happen anywhere in the digestive system, including the mouth and anus, though it usually happens in the last part of the small intestine and parts of the large intestine. Crohn's disease affects the entire bowel wall, not just the lining.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>There's no cure for IBD, but it can be treated with medicines. People with IBD should eat a variety of healthy foods and get enough calories. Some may need to take nutritional supplements.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z Symptom: Abdominal PainAbdominal pain is common and, most of the time, doesn't have a serious cause.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-ab-pain.html/55a6c637-2431-4f27-a375-3a62a9f6effa
Delayed PubertyConcerned about your growth or development? Puberty can be delayed for several reasons. Luckily, doctors usually can help teens with delayed puberty to develop more normally.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/delayed-puberty.html/26226dd1-992c-4cb8-aeb0-cb8b61d4fa84
Digestive SystemThe digestive process starts even before the first bite of food. Find out more about the digestive system and how our bodies break down and absorb the food we eat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/f2005e0d-6586-4e09-94e7-65388be2bb40
Immune SystemThe immune system, composed of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs that protect against germs and microorganisms, is the body's defense against disease.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/d5495b69-ecfe-4b16-a87f-a9f5664e71d6
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory bowel disease is an ongoing illness caused by an inflammation of the intestines. There are two kinds of IBD: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ibd.html/c57ab671-d60f-4706-887c-a02296112ad7
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Factsheet (for Schools)What teachers should know about inflammatory bowel disease, and what teachers can do to help students with IBD succeed in school.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibd-factsheet.html/f7cf78dd-93fe-47af-a0ab-0eb024316599