Inflammatory Bowel (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) describes conditions with chronic or recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two most common IBDs are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis usually involves only the colon and lower intestine, while Crohn's can occur throughout the digestive tract. IBD can occur at any age but often begins in teenage or young adult years.

Symptoms could include: Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Fever, Rectal Bleeding, Weight Loss, Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia.

Digestive Health Tips From Our Staff

"Sleep apnea impacts the GI tract greatly. If you snore, consider talking to your physician about this."

 

Dr. Powell states he chose to practice Gastroenterology, “to treat a wide scope of different problems and afflictions and using modern treatment to help these patients feel better.”