Going through Twitter I see that April is IBS Awareness month. Now I know, I have IBD and yes I know there is a difference between the two. I thought in honor of the month, I would post this chart from The CCFA comparing the two.
I think people need to know that there is in fact a big difference between the two. IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease is chronic and can cause some serious damage to your body. IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional disorder that causes inflammation but no permanent damage. The biggest difference, which isn’t on the chart because there are people that will disagree, but IBD can kill where IBS can’t.