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Dr. Minocha  is a practicing gastroenterologist and author of "Natural Stomach Care: Treating and Preventing Digestive Disorders with Best of Eastern and Western Therapies"

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease means inflammation of the bowel or gastrointestinal tract. It may occur due to a variety of causes including infections, drugs, ischemia (lack of blood supply) etc. However, unless specified, it generally implies chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the cause of which is unknown.  




  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease may present with a variety of symptoms depending in part on the location of the disease. Symptoms include, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding and malnutrition. Ulcerative Colitis generally manifests with rectal bleeding while Crohn's may sometimes present with vague, non-specific symptoms. Growth retardation may be seen in kids.






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