Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. “It is a relapsing and remitting condition characterized by chronic inflammation at various sites in the gastrointestinal tract, which results in diarrhea and abdominal pain” (1).
This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues related to symptoms of IBD:
- nutrient requirements
- bone loss screening and supplements for prevention
- dietary factors and IBD development risk