• Symptoms

    The symptoms of ulcerative colitis (IBD) may include:

    • Aching, sore joints, skin and mouth sores and red, inflamed eyes
    • Rectal bleeding, weight loss and fever
    • Children may suffer poor growth
    • The most common symptoms of Crohn's disease are abdominal pain (often in the right, lower area of the abdomen) and diarrhea

    Malnutrition and blood disorders are common conditions in IBD patients found to be caused by avoiding food items either because of existing symptoms or concern that they may bring on symptoms. Almost half of IBD patients have additional health issues affecting their joints, skin, eyes, and biliary tract that may be more debilitating than the bowel symptoms.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health