Article published by : Daniel on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Category : Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ibd And Ibs Conditions – The Major Differences

Gastrointestinal diseases are commonly known by their respective acronyms, the reason why the terms IBS and IBD alone cannot help comprehend the disease conditions with precision. Nor can their physical symptoms help decipher the real disease conditions. This is because, most of the gastrointestinal diseases have several symptoms in common. This can lead to confusions and misdiagnosis, the reason why in-depth and specialized diagnostic methods are recommended to differentiate and diagnose such diseases appropriately. While most of the diseases get diagnosed soon with such comprehensive clinical examination methods, the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are different from other GI disorders. IBD and IBS are detected with several diagnostic methods like blood tests, endoscopies, and biopsies that help detect the exact disease condition without fail. Inflammatory bowel disease is the broad term that indicates a set of debilitating disease conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. IBDs trigger severe inflammation, and several symptoms that affect the overall digestion process.

Unlike irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease can be an extreme condition, which has to be combated without delay, in order to avert complications and life-threatening health conditions. That said, IBD patients might not suffer from IBS all the time. However, some of them are diagnosed with IBS-like symptoms. Moreover, patients can also suffer from both the conditions simultaneously, which can be life-threatening. IBDs that are commonly diagnosed are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and intermediate colitis. But unlike IBD, IBS cannot be defined as a true disease. Instead, it can be categorised as a functional disorder with no specific or identifiable cause to mention, other than generic symptoms such as headaches and chronic fatigue syndrome, which can hardly be the major symptoms to help decode unnatural bodily actions, and their impacts on the gastrointestinal tract. While IBS has a set pf physical symptoms, it might not trigger any major psychological conditions that one has to fret about. That said, the IBD symptoms such as mucous colitis and spastic colitis, which are widely mentioned in IBD diagnostic results, too cannot be defined as technically correct. This is because colitis is scientifically defined as the inflammation of the colon, and IBS doesn’t trigger colitis of any sort. Precisely, both IBS and IBD trigger noticeably different symptoms and indications, although they might look similar during a preliminary analysis.

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Keywords: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Treatment For Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biologics In IBD

By: Daniel

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