https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkHchqYn3-o Currently, there's no cure for inflammatory bowel disease but the condition can be managed through medication and lifestyle changes. In this short video from My Health Specialist, Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon Dr. Ian Mitchell talks about how inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are monitored by doctors. Find out why Crohn's disease is so difficult to diagnose in patients. Dr. Mitchell explains that patients with IBD will need to undergo various periodic tests including blood work, endoscopies and colonoscopies to determine the progression of the disease and to rule out any malignant activity in the colon. Read our seven tips to help you better manage your Crohn’s flares. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.