Active Carbohydrate Found In Crustacean Shells Could Prevent And Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Other Disorders

Active Carbohydrate Found In Crustacean Shells Could Prevent And Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Other Disorders
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs) are a class of autoimmune disorders characterized by chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract which can be painful and debilitating, and for which there is no known cure. The two most common IBDs are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease. IBDs should not be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that affects the motility (muscle contractions) of the colon. Sometimes called "spastic colon" or "nervous colitis," IBS can be a miserable affliction, but is not characterized by intestinal inflammation and therefore, a much less serious disease than ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease to neither of which it bears any direct relationship. Pharmaceutical medications currently used to treat IBD include antibiotics, cor
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