Florida Hospital has been a longtime provider of alleviative treatments for people suffering with the pain and discomfort of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) — also knows as Crohn’s disease. We provide excellent clinical resources in treating intestinal diseases like IBS and offer a specialized support group to educate patients on management of the disease through lifestyle modifications and adopting a proper IBS diet. Request an appointment or a second opinion with one of our digestive health specialists today.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Known for causing chronic inflammation of all or parts of the digestive tract, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can cause severe pain and discomfort for those who are suffering from it.
IBS is broken into two different categories, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitits; separate pervasive disorders that can also affect the liver, and even cause skin conditions. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are distinguished mainly by their pattern of inflammation in the abdomen. Both of which can cause pain, diarrhea and intestinal bleeding. Therapy, including diet, medication and surgery, is dependent in the severity of the disease and particular complication which may occur.
In some cases, surgery is unavoidable, but lifestyle changes and diet modifications can have an exceptional impact on relieving the symptoms of both diseases, as well as certain medications. Regardless of the level of treatment required, Florida Hospital applies the country’s leading clinicians and medicine to the any cause of inflammatory bowel disease.
Crohn's Disease causes chronic inflammation and bleeding in the gastrointestinal system, known more commonly as the digestive tract. And though it more directly affects the small intestine, the disease can also cause symptomatic issues in any part of the digestive tract, from mouth to anus. A main trait is that it skips areas of the digestive system, leaving healthy tissue between diseased lesions.
Ulcerative colitis (also called intestinal colitis) only involves inflammation of the colon (large intestine), and unlike Crohn’s Disease, it does not skip areas of the digestive tract. It does however, share similar symptoms.