Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: IBS vs IBD

Irritable bowel syndrome is the term for symptoms that occur when the contents of the large intestine move too quickly or too slowly.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) vs inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Explanation:

  • IBD is a group of disease conditions that cause irritation in the digestive tract, causing swelling and other symptoms, such as Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • IBS is the term for symptoms that occur when the contents of the large intestine move too quickly or too slowly.

Reference:

IBS vs IBD | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org)