Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.Severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications.
Doctors use one of two approaches to treatment: "step-up," which starts with milder drugs first, versus "top-down," which gives people stronger drugs earlier in the treatment process.UC incidence reported by different studies performed in Spain ranges from 0.6 to 8 cases/10(5)/year, with a mean value of 3.8. CD incidence rates in Spain ranges from 0.4 to 5.5 cases/105/year, with a mean value of 1.9. Some studies have shown differences in IBD incidence between regions in our country.
Many studies have reported an increase in IBD incidence in Spain over time, although such increase is more evident in the case of CD.UC incidence in Spain ranges from 0.6 to 8 cases/105/year, with a mean value of 3.8. CD figures range from 0.4 to 5.5 cases/105/year, with an average rate of 1.9. IBD incidence seems to be relatively different depending on the geographical region studied. Finally, several authors have demonstrated an increase in IBD incidence in Spain over time, although such increase seems to be more evident in the case of CD. Consequently, IBD in Spain is no longer considered a rare disease, but a relatively frequent one.
It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the two main types of IBD. If this is the case, it’s known as indeterminate colitis.There are other, less common types of IBD called collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis. The inflammation can only be seen using a microscope, and so they’re known as microscopic colitis.