Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (collectively known
as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD) are chronic digestive disorders of the
small and large intestines. Both the cause and the cure for IBD are unknown.
It is estimated that 2 million Americans suffer from IBD, with 30,000 new
cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Anyone can get IBD, but young adults
between the ages of 20 and 40 are most susceptible.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and life-threatening and include any or
all of the following:
. Persistent diarrhea
. Abdominal pains or cramps
. Blood passing through the rectum
. Fever and/or weight loss
CeraLyte provides relief to many individuals with these
Thanks to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation for allowing
us to use this information. Call (800) 932-2423 or send email