Inflammatory bowel disease in fibromyalgia is another gastrointestinal condition which fibromyalgia patients are more likely to suffer from.
What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
More commonly known as IBD, inflammatory bowel disease involves different conditions. These conditions trigger inflammation of the digestive tract’s lining. The two main types of IBD are:
- Ulcerative colitis – a condition wherein ulcers or sores develop within the inner linings of the colon and rectum.
- Crohn’s disease – a condition involving swelling and inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract.
Both can lead to diarrhea, weight loss and severe abdomen pain. Eventually, the chronic inflammation can damage the digestive tract’s lining. These condition can lead to some serious health issues.