- "A" Glossary Words (14)
- "B" IBD Glossary Words (0)
- "C" Glossary Words (15)
- "D" Glossary Words (5)
- "I" IBD Glossary Words (6)
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- "S" IBD Glossary Words (3)
The lining of many digestive organs and tissues is called the epithelium.
Fecal Bacteriotherapy (FB)
A procedure known as fecal bacteriotherapy (FB) or fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a novel treatment being studied for use in IBD.
Generic drugs may be cheaper than their name-brand equivalents.
Hypnotherapy is a type of treatment that can be used for many conditions, and bears no resemblance to hypnosis.
The only surgery that is done to treat ulcerative colitis is j-pouch surgery.
Anemia is an extremely common condition that is caused by a lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin.
Nutrition and vitamins supplementation is important for people with IBD, especially folic acid, which may not be absorbed in sufficient quantities from food.
One class of drug that can be used to treat IBD is immunosuppressants.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
These acids are not made by the body, but must be gotten through certain foods.
A type of fistula that can complicate IBD, especially Crohn's disease.
The part of the colon that runs from right to left across the abdomen.
Jaundice is a common condition that causes yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Peritonitis is a serious type of infection that requires medical attention and possibly surgery.
Nasogastric (NG) Tube
A nasogastric (NG) tube is placed down the throat and into the stomach.
Although it is the second leading cause of death among adults in the United States, colon cancer is also highly preventable. Learn more about the risks of colon cancer.
Laxatives are medications that may be used to treat constipation or to clean the colon.
Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha
TNF-Alpha may be one clue to the development of IBD.
The inside of the tubular structures inside our bodies are known as lumens.
The Restroom Access Act
This law states that when a patron requires a restroom because of a condition such as a chronic illness or pregnancy, a business must allow them access to an employees-only facility.
Ulcerative Colitis, A Form Of IBD
Ulcerative colitis is one form of the digestive disease IBD.
Crohn's disease can be distinguished by the presence of granulomas.
An enema may be used to relieve constipation or to clean out the bowel prior to surgery or a test (such as a colonoscopy).
Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index (UCDAI)
The Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index (UCDAI) is most often used during research on IBD.
People with IBD are no stranger to ulcers. Learn about some different kinds of ulcers that can affect your skin, your mouth, and your intestines.
Obstructions are more common in people who have IBD.
A type of intestinal condition where there is no physical blockage, but the intestine is not working properly. A pseudo-obstruction is poorly understood, and it can happen suddenly, or develop over a long period of time.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
PSC is a type of liver disease that can sometimes be found in people with IBD, especially ulcerative colitis.
Congenital Lactase Deficiency
A rare congenital condition that is normally diagnosed in infancy, alactasia is the lack of the enzyme lactase in the body.
An x-ray that uses contrast dye and can help a physician to find bleeding or in the abdominal blood vessels.