April 19th, 2016
Many people are confused between two distinct gastrointestinal disorders: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Jean Fox, M.D., gives us a primer on the key differences, and similarities, between IBD and IBS. For more information about IBD and, visit mayoclinic.org/IBD. Dr. Fox is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.
July 30th, 2015
Often, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is easily confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Clinical manifestations of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease can overlap. However, there are some clinical characteristics that can help differentiate between them: IBD refers to the chronic swelling (inflammation) of the intestines. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two terms […]
November 10th, 2013
By Brent Westra
Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic’s Advancing the Science blog on April 30, 2013 Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses the implications of recent article published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics that found a group of patients with […]