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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Test Online

Inflammatory Bowel Diease (IBD) is characterized by the inflammation of all or part of the lining in the digestive tract. It is usually Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. It can be caused due to environmental or genetic causes.

We at TheOnlineSurgery provide Calprotectin Test, which detects calprotectin i.e. a protein which is released during inflammation in the bowels. In this test you need to send a sample of your stools to be tested.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease test can be ordered here at TheOnlineSurgery.

Calprotectin is a stable protein that is released into the faeces during gastrointestinal tract inflammation.Faecal calprotectin test has a relatively high specificity and sensitivity for distinguishing between non-inflammatory bowel disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn... read more

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease primarily describes two conditions; Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both are chronic conditions that result in inflammation off the gastrointestinal tract.

Ulcerative colitis is when the colon and rectum become inflamed and small ulcers develop on the protective lining, which can bleed and produce pus. Crohn’s disease is inflammation of the protective lining, anywhere on the digestive tract. Sometimes it may be difficult to differentiate between the two conditions. Other, less common types of Irritable Bowel Disease include collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis.

Several factors contribute in causing the condition, commonly characterized by diarrhoea, abdominal pain,weight loss and fatigue. It is usually diagnosed in the late teen years or early twenties. It is estimated to affect more than 300,000 people in the UK.

Symptoms for Irritable Bowel Syndrome vary from person to person and may even change over time. Symptoms might go through phases of flare ups followed by a period of remission.

Main symptoms for both subtypes include;

- Diarrhoea

- Pain, swelling or cramping in the stomach

- Recurring or bloody diarrhoea

- Loss of appetite

- Weight loss

- Anaemia

- Extreme tiredness

Some people with severe symptoms may develop complications;

Strictures : Continuous inflammation followed by healing, which may cause scar tissue, creating a narow section of the bowel.

Fistulas : An abnormal channel connecting one internal organ to another, or to the outside of the body.

Not everyone experiences all the symptoms, it depends on the nature of their individual condition.

Irritable bowels are on the rise, with people facing problems with digestion causing mild to severe symptoms. Some conditions are more serious and others less so, it is therefore important to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Once diagnosed and the nature ofthe condition is known, it is easier to manage and treat the condition.

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