The challenges in differential and accurate diagnosis, and the significance of timely detection of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions for optimal treatment outcomes has driven the need for better diagnostic tools and techniques.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as the name suggests is the inflammation of different parts of the bowel. This affects the process of digestion, absorption and nutrition, causing stomach pain, cramps, inability to retain food eaten (diarrhea, nausea or vomiting), and unintended loss of weight.
If you suffer from frequent abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fatigue and weight loss, you may be one of the 1.6 million Americans suffering from a group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is characterized by chronic inflammation and damage to the digestive tract, compromising its function.