Glossary

Glossary

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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract. This can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in the bowel movements, and weight loss. The two main types of IBD are ulcerative colitis, which affects the lower part of the large intestine, and Crohn’s disease, which can affect any part of the digestive tract.

Interstitial Cystitis (Bladder Pain)
Interstitial Cystitis or Painful Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS) is a condition that involves pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen, as well as urinary symptoms. It is four times more likely to occur in women than in men. It is often seen with fibromyalgia or similar disorders. Symptoms can range from very mild to very disabling.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that involves abdominal pain and bloating. Some people get constipated with IBS, others get diarrhea, and others have both constipation and diarrhea at different times.