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Why Clinical Trials Are Essential for Crohn's and Colitis Treatment Advancement

Why Clinical Trials Are Essential for Crohn's and Colitis Treatment Advancement

Why Clinical Trials Are Essential for Crohn's and Colitis Treatment Advancement

Those who suffer from Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis, conditions collectively referred to as Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), know what an impediment it can be to everyday life. In addition to the physical symptoms of the condition, the anxieties that accompany it can lead those with IBD to hold back from things in their life in fear of an outbreak.

The experience of Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis is different for every person, and oftentimes the same person will experience the condition in different forms over the course of their life. Symptoms include, but are in no way limited to, diarrheal, fatigue, fever, and sudden weight loss. Since both of the conditions are inflammatory diseases, physical pain, especially in the abdominal area, are also common symptoms. Needless to say, IBD can be a disabling condition for many.